Foster Care Rate Setting


The Rate Setting Branch of the DHHS Office of the Controller is responsible for the review of foster care agency cost reports and the subsequent financial analysis of those cost reports in order to establish foster care rates.

To obtain a foster care rate, agencies must be licensed as a Child Caring Agency and/or Child Placing Agency through the Division of Social Services for at least one year, attend training and submit the following information to the Office of the Controller no later than:

March 15, 2019: for new participants OR March 15, 2020 for agencies qualified as of July 1, 2018.

  • Residential Treatment / Foster Care Cost Report
  • Documentation of All Child Care Days
  • An Independent Financial Audit from a currently licensed CPA
  • Click on any of these links for additional information.

For Foster Care Cost Report information contact: Susan Sibbett at or at 919-855-3680


Other Sites of Interest:

DSS licensed agency list
DHSR licensed residential treatment facilities
Links to other North Carolina state agencies
National Association of State Human Services Finance Officers


DHHS Office of the Controller Home Page

NC Department of Health and Human Services

North Carolina Home Page


Last updated December 12, 2016