STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

     MEMO SERIES DCFS 97-09
     November 6, 1997


      RE:  BASIC MAINTENANCE
             FOSTER CARE RATES
             FOR CY 98 AND CY 99

 

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau/Office Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
County Departments of Developmental Disabilities 
       Services Directors
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Program Office Directors/Section Chiefs
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators

From:

Susan N.
Administrator

As provided in the biennial budget (1997 Wisconsin Act 27), the new basic maintenance rates are the following:

 

                     EFFECTIVE DATE

Child's Age

January 1, 1998

January 1, 1999

       0-4

          $289

        $296

     5-11

          $315

        $323

    12-14

          $358

        $367

     15 +

          $374

        $383

The revised brochure entitled "Understanding the Uniform Foster Care Rate" will be available in the near future. We will alert you as to its availability and we encourage your distribution of the brochure to your foster parents.

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Mary Conroy
Bureau of Programs and Policies
1 West Wilson Street
P.O. Box 8916
Madison, WI 53708-8916
(608) 267-7287

cc

County Foster Care Coordinators
Directors, Private Child Placing Agencies


The Department of Children and Families, protecting children, strengthening families, building communities.