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: 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

Cost Report Guidance

Rate Regulation & Review

In 2021, the Department of Children and Families worked with a consultant to perform a business process assessment of the current rate structure and existing rate regulation process to identify gaps and provide recommendations. The reports below summarize key findings and recommendations.


Contact Information: DCFCWLRateReg@wisconsin.gov