DRAWING A NEW BLUEPRINT

TO TEXAS CHILD AND FAMILY WELLBEING

AbouT T3C

Texas Child Centered Care (T3C) is a transformative project that will better define the foster care service continuum, modernize the methodology that goes into calculating the cost of foster care, and collectively establish a new foster care system in Texas. The system was designed improve outcomes for children, youth, and young adults by meeting the needs of the foster care population and compensating caregivers for delivering high-quality services that incentivize effective and individualized care.   

T3C also will clearly define foster care models and service packages in the GRO and CPA settings. The initiative includes 24 service packages and 3 add-on service packages set out across one tier for CPAs, as well as two tiers for GRO settings for children and youth with the most acute needs.

Each service package has a corresponding rate that better reflects the actual costs of care. Once implemented, T3C will help residential childcare providers and caregivers specialize in, and focus on, providing distinct and clearly defined services.   

The Department anticipates beginning to “credential” providers to deliver T3C services within this new service array starting in January 2025; credentialing will continue through August 2027.

T3C

READINESS EVENTS

T3C Ready

OFFICE HOURS

The Texas Center for Child and Family Studies and DFPS are excited to partner together to announce virtual T3C Office Hours! T3C Office Hours will be regularly scheduled and will allow Licensed Providers to drop in and ask any questions you may have about T3C. Whether you’ve got a question about T3C requirements, updated Blueprints, FAQs, Rates & Funding, Events & Training, or anything else T3C, drop in and ask us!

T3C Office Hours are available for Licensed Providers only and will allow those providers to ask burning questions and learn from other’s experience.  The next T3C Office Hours will be on May 31 at 10 am and subsequent dates will be posted below. No need to register, just drop in!

T3C Ready

PRE-GRANT WORKSHOPS

THANKS FOR JOINING US!

TACFS hosted four, in-person workshops and one virtual workshop around the state. These one-day workshops – open only to licensed providers who contract with DFPS or an SSCC – helped to prepare organizations for T3C planning and implementation efforts.

While our scheduled workshops have concluded, stay tuned for future learning opportunities!

Contact Us

HELP IS ON THE WAY...

We’ve got questions, and we know you’ve got them too.  While we can assure you that more info is coming soon, drop us a line if you’ve got a question. 

If you’ve got mechanical questions about the Blueprint or T3C structure or requirements, please contact DFPS below. 

For questions about training opportunities, consultation, and more, please email us!