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Important! House Bill 580 / Senate Bill 636


Source: Benchmarks NC
We need your help to secure funding in the Senate budget for House Bill 580/Senate Bill 636 to increase the reimbursement rate of foster families! This bill also includes an administrative increase for agencies to recruit and retain foster families. There has been no reimbursement rate change in over a decade. There has been a 27% increase in children coming into care since 2011, as the number of foster homes declines. The average rate to board a dog for a day is $35. The state reimbursement rate for caring for NC’s foster children is only $15 per day.
PLEASE call, email or write the Senators below (especially the ones in your district!) who will be responsible for making the Senate budget and ask them to include $6.8 million in fiscal year 2020-2021.
**Please make the “ask” your own by telling them in your own words how important this increase is for the care and well-being of our youth in care.**
Below is the contact information for those senators involved in creating the Budget for the next fiscal year.
Senator Dan Bishop
District: Mecklenburg
16 West Jones Street
Room 2108
Raleigh NC 27601
Senator Joyce Kraweic
Districts: Davie Forsyth
300 N. Salisbury Street
Room 308
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Jim Burgin
Districts: Harnett, Johnston, Lee
16 West Jones Street
Room 2113
Raleigh, NC 27601
Senator Ralph Hise
Districts: Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk,
Rutherford, Yancy
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 300-A
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Jim Perry
Districts: Lenoir, Wayne
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 311
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Harry Brown
Districts: Jones, Onslow
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 300-B
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Kathy Harrington
District: Gaston
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 300-C
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Brent Jackson
Districts: Duplin, Johnston, Sampson
16 West Jones Street
Room 2022
Raleigh, NC 27601
Senator Deanna Ballard
Districts: Alleghany, Ashe, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 521
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Rick Gunn
Districts: Alamance, Guilford
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 314
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Bill Rabon
Districts: Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover
16 West Jones Street
Room 2010
Raleigh, N C27601
Senator Jerry Tillman
Districts: Guilford, Randolph
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 309
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Jim Davis
Districts: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood
Jackson, Macon, Swain
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 621
Raleigh, NC 27603
Senator Danny Britt
Districts: Columbus, Robeson
300 N Salisbury Street
Room 525
Raleigh, NC 27603
Here is a list of all the emails together in case you want to send an email to all of them at once.


Thank you for your help in getting this critical bill passed. We couldn’t do it without you.