The Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (AAICPC) was established in 1974 and consists of members from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The AAICPC has authority under ICPC to "promulgate rules and regulations to carry out more effectively the terms and provisions of this compact." The AAICPC obtains its Secretariat Services, as an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA).
For more information, please visit the AAICPC website.
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Rates (Foster Care)
Foster care rate paid at:
The receiving state's rate is paid on behalf of an otherwise eligible California child placed in foster family/relative homes that meet the receiving state's licensing/approval standards for Title IV-E. Additionally, the receiving state's rate is paid on behalf of an otherwise eligible California child placed in a Residential Treatment Center. The receiving state's rate is not to exceed $8974.00/month.
California foster care rates:
|Service Level of Care||Amount per day|
|Basic||For foster family home and approved relative homes the rate is based on the age of the child.|
|For a description of all rates see: http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/lettersnotices/entres/getinfo/acl/2009/09-45.pdf|
|Specialized||Determined by county|
Requirements (Foster Care)
Foster Care Resource Requirements:
California caregiver requirements include:
Training (Education and Training):
The Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) licenses foster family homes for California counties that have not been delegated licensing authority. California counties that have been delegated licensing authority license foster family homes within their own county. All California counties have been delegated authority to approve relative homes as meeting licensing standards.
Terms used to authorize a resource family are as follows: "Licensed" for foster homes licensed by CCLD or a county that has been delegated licensing authority; “Approved” for counties to authorize that relative foster homes meet licensing standards. "Approved" for a home that has an approved public or private adoption agency home study.
Foster Care Placements:
In order for California to pay State Foster Care on behalf of an otherwise eligible California child placed out-of-state, the sending California county must receive documentation from the receiving state that the home meets licensing/approval standards for Title IV-E.
California requires the following types of placement resources to be licensed/approved/certified:
California uses the following terms to authorize a resource family for foster care and (or) adoption after completion of education and training in state:
California resource training program is as follows:
Foster and Kinship Care Education (KKCS) through community colleges
California accepts the following training programs as comparable to its education and training program licensing:
Wait Time - (License/Certification/Approval - Education and Training)
Average Length of time it takes for a home to be licensed/approved/certified:
3-6 Months : Complete applications for licensure and/or approval that do not have complications are processed within three to six months. This process may take longer based on delays resulting from criminal background checks, exceptions and waivers, and need for corrections to foster family homes.
Length of time a license is valid before renewal required:
California offers classes (education and training) to become licensed/certified/approved:
Wait Time for Criminal Records Results
Wait time for fingerprint results are:
Live Scan or other technology
- State: 48-72 hours
- Local/County: 48-72 hours
Manually - Fingerprint Card
- State: Not Offered
- Local/County: Not Offered