Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

12.2.3 Recruitment Bonus

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 12-Resource Family Recruitment, Certification and Reimbursement
12.2.3 Recruitment Bonus

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The R&C worker:

  1. Completes a memo of approval requesting that a resource family receive a recruitment bonus after a family the current resource family referred becomes an approved resource;
  2. Submits the memo to the FSOS for approval;
  3. Attaches a copy of the Foster and Adoptive Parent (FAP) TRIS Intake Form, showing the referring resource home parent as the referral source, and a copy of the approval letter sent to the new resource home; and
  4. Submits the approved memo and attachments to the Billing Specialist.

Practice Guidance

  • When an applicant, who becomes approved as a resource home parent to provide foster care services, names a current resource home parent as the referral source on the TRIS intake form, the referring resource home parent receives:
    • A $100 bonus for each resource home that is approved for the first of two new resource homes;
    • A $150 bonus for the third and fourth new resource home;
    • A $200 bonus for the fifth and sixth resource home; and 
    • After the sixth resource home, the bonus is $250 for each newly approved resource home. 
  • A resource parent who is an active and paid member of the Foster/Adoptive Training Support Network is ineligible to receive the recruitment bonus.




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