Foster Care boarding home rates differ significantly in New York's 58 social services districts as each local district (LDSS) or county is allowed to set its own rates. The state only determines the maximum amounts it will reimburse to the local districts; there is no minimum! NYSCCC advocates that NYS OCFS establish consistent statewide minimum board rates for all local districts, commensurate with actual costs, and offers the following information to assist NYS foster care advocates and families in advocating for local changes that achieve increased consistency and fairness in statewide rates.

Last modified: October 28, 2015