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Hitting the M.A.R.C.: Establishing Foster Care Minimum Adequate Rates for Children (2007)

The first-ever nationwide, state-by-state calculation of the real cost of supporting children in foster care, revealing widespread deficiencies in reimbursement rates across the nation — and major disparities among the states — and proposing a new standard rate for each state to use in fulfilling the federal requirement to provide foster parents with payments to cover the basic needs of children in foster care, including food, shelter, clothing and school supplies.

The following PDF archive details the study’s findings for each of the United States and the District of Columbia. Click on your state’s name to see how it stacks up, and click here to view the full report.