Foster Care Board Rates

Foster Care Board Rates


Attention Foster/Adoptive and Kinship Parents:

This is important information about your DCF Debit MasterCard. If you receive the board and clothing payment for the child(ren) in your care on a debit card, we want you to know that the debit cards expire after three years and new cards will be issued and mailed to the address on file. Should you have moved and not updated your address with DCF, it is critical that you do so as to not interrupt your monthly payments. We have been notified that a significant number of debit cards are due to expire the end of June. The expiration date is indicated on your debit card.

Therefore, we strongly encourage you to check your cards in order to determine when they expire and again, please be sure to reach out to us at DCF to update your address if you have moved.

Foster and Kinship Parents – contact your child’s caseworker in the DCP&P Local Office.

Adoptive and Kinship Parents receiving an Adoption or Kinship Subsidy – contact Adoption Operations at 609-888-7460.

Here are the 2017 New Jersey Foster Care Board Rates, also known as NJ Resource Family Board Rates. These rates also include New Jersey Relative Care & NJ Kinship Legal Guardianship (KLG) Board Rates, as well as NJ Subsidized Adoption Rates.

The rates also apply to adoption and Kinship Legal Guardianship subsidies finalized after March 1, 2017.

NJ Foster & Kinship Care Board Rates

FOSTER CARE (INCLUDES RELATIVE CARE) 2017 MONTHLY BOARD RATES IN NJ (Effective for March 2017 services)

AGE in years

STEP 00
Level “A”

STEP 01
Level “B”

STEP 02
Level “C”

STEP 03
Level “D”

0-5

763.00

813.00

863.00

913.00

6-9

845.00

895.00

945.00

995.00

10-12

872.00

922.00

972.00

1,022.00

13+

907.00

957.00

1,007.00

1,057.00

Minor Parent

1,737.40

1,787.40

1,837.40

1,887.40

NJ Subsidized Adoption Board Rates

SUBSIDIZRD ADOPTION NJ BOARD RATES (Finalized on or after 1/1/2015)

AGE in years

STEP 00
Level “A”

STEP 01
Level “B”

STEP 02
Level “C”

STEP 03
Level “D”

0-5

763.00

813.00

863.00

913.00

6-9

845.00

895.00

945.00

995.00

10-12

872.00

922.00

972.00

1,022.00

13+

907.00

957.00

1,007.00

1,057.00

Minor Parent

1,737.40

1,787.40

1,837.40

1,887.40

Daily Clothing – Effective March 1, 2017


AGE

REGULAR

OVERSIZED

INITIAL CLOTHING

0-12

2.99

3.17

175.00

13+

3.25

3.43

200.00

Click for a printable list of New Jersey Foster Care Board Rates

If you have questions or concerns about your foster care board rates, please feel free to contact one of our FAFS Family Advocates. If you are already a licensed resource parent, please visit the DCF Payment Center by clicking here.

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