Caregiver Types & Rates

Family Foster Home:

A caregiver(s) licensed by the child welfare agency to provide care for one to six children who are in the custody of a child welfare agency and who are unrelated to the caregiver(s).

 
Relative Foster Parent:

A caregiver related to a child in custody of a child welfare agency.

 
Fictive Kin Foster Parent:

A caregiver who is not related to the child by birth, marriage, or adoption; such as a close family friend or neighbor who has a significant emotional and positive relationship with the child.

 
Specialized Foster Home:

A foster home which provides full-time care and services for one to six children who require special care for physical, mental, or emotional challenges and who are unrelated to the caregiver(s).

 
Pre-Adoptive/Prospective Adoptive Home:

For the purposes of adoption, a caregiver(s) who has been matched and identified as the adoptive caregiver(s) who best meets a child’s needs, and to love and accept the child as a fully integrated member of the family. Matching is completed by the child welfare agency. The foster care reimbursement rate changes to the “pre-adoptive” rate upon the matching determination. This rate is established by the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Division of Child and Family Services.

 
Special/Extraordinary Needs Rate:

A rate of reimbursement above and beyond the standard foster care and relative/fictive kin care rate and is based on the level of a child’s extraordinary needs as determined by the child welfare agency. The additional daily rate is as follows: Level 1 +$3/day, Level 2 +$7/day, Level 3 +$10/day. 


Reimbursement Rates effective July 1, 2022:

Relatives/Fictive Kin:
Child aged 0-2 $24.70/day
Child age 13+ $28.00/day
+Special Needs (if applicable, receive an additional) $3, $7, or $10/day
 
Family Foster Care:
For the first 90 days of a child in legal custody $44/day
For over 90 days a child is in legal custody $33/day
+Special Needs (if applicable, receive an additional) $3, $7, or $10/day
 
Specialized Foster Care:
children in legal custody with specialized needs $115/day
 
Pre-Adoptive Rates:
Child aged 0-12 $22.45/day
Child aged 13+ $25.45/day