Contract Foster Care

In order to be eligible for contracting with the Department, foster parents must:

  • Meet all of the NAC and Licensure requirements for non-contract foster homes.
  • Complete additional hours of pre-service training (30 hours total).
  • Meet liability insurance requirements for both the dwelling and the automobile used for transporting foster children. (Specific insurance requirements are outlined in the Agreement. These insurance requirements are higher than those required to become a relative or non-county foster parent.) and
  • Sign the County, Agreement for Provision of Foster Care Services contract.

Contract Foster Care Payment Rate

Relatives or other providers completing the requirements for Licensed County Contract foster care will be paid at the foster care monthly payment rate of:

For 1st 90 days of child’s placement in substitute care (includes shelter care stay). $40.00/day
Past initial 90 days of child’s placement in substitute care (includes shelter care stay). $30.00/day