Year

2015

Agency

Governor

$14.017m GFS; $4.671m GFF; $18.688m Total

House

$12.529m GFS; $16.706m Total

Senate

$12.529m GFS; $16.705m Total

Governor: A mediated agreement has been achieved with the Foster Parents Association of Washington (FPAWS) to increase maintenance payment rates by an average of $149 per month for licensed foster care families.

House: Children's Administration (CA) will increase the basic foster care maintenance rates by an average of $149 per month. The new rates are based on the estimated costs of providing a child with food, clothing, personal incidentals, and shelter.

Senate: A mediated agreement has been achieved with the Foster Parents Association of Washington State (FPAWS). Under the agreement, the Children's Administration (CA) will increase the basic foster care maintenance rates by an
average of $149 per month. The new rates are based on the estimated costs of providing a child with food, clothing, personal incidentals, and shelter.