Wisconsin Rate Regulation for Child Welfare Licensed Agencies

The Department of Children and Families is required to establish daily rates for Group Homes (GHs) and Residential Care Centers (RCCs), as well as the administrative daily rates for Child Placing Agencies (CPAs).

DCF Approved Rates

Child Placing Agencies

Group Homes

Residential Care Centers

Provider Cost and Service Report

Provider Cost & Service Report (2021): For use by providers to report their costs to the Department by July 1 of each year.


Training Webinars

These webinars provide guidance on how to complete the Provider Cost & Service Report for any given year.

Session 1 - Guidelines, User Guide Changes and Definitions Tabs

Session 2 - Cover Tab

Session 3 - Verification Tabs

Session 4 - Prop and Trans Tab and Consumable Tab

Session 5 - Programs Tab

Session 6 - Personnel Tab

Session 7 - Assumptions Tabs

Session 8 - Review Checklist Tab and Rate Calc Tab

Forms & Documents

Performance Based Measures Dashboard and Outcomes

The PBM Dashboard shows all of the facility types in a single dashboard.  It is sortable by year and provider type.

These are the supporting documents for the PBM Dashboard. The Outcomes Data Summaries present participant permanency and sustainability outcomes by measurement classification along with placement counts and median length of stay for the most recent calendar year by provider type.

Child Placing Agency (CPA)

Group Home (GH)

Residential Care Center (RCC)


Contact Information: DCFCWLRateReg@wisconsin.gov