Fees

Overview

The State of California has determined there are some circumstances in which families may be required to pay a fee or share of cost for services received through the regional centers.  

These programs are called the Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP), Annual Family Program Fee (AFPF) and the Parental Fee Program (PFP).  Most Alta California Regional Center services are provided at no charge. 

Overview

Annual Family Program Fee (AFPF)

In July of 2011, the State of California implemented the Annual Family Program Fee (AFPF) under section 4785 of the Welfare and Institutions Code for families of minor children living at home that requires some families to pay an annual fee to the Department of Developmental Services(DDS). Your Alta California Regional Center Service Coordinator will discuss the program with you if meet the participation conditions

Who Is Required to Participate?

The AFPF only applies to families that meet the following criteria:

Overview

Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP)

In 2005, the State of California implemented the Family Cost Participation Program (FCPP) that requires some families to share in the cost of Respite and Day Care services purchased by regional centers for their children with developmental disabilities under age 18. The State Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has developed the FCPP Guide for use by all regional centers to inform families of their responsibilities; no other services are affected.  Your Alta California Regional Center Service Coordinator will discuss the program with you if meet the participation conditions.

Overview

Parental Fee Program (PFP)

In 1989, the State of California implemented the Parental Fee Program.  It requires that parents of children under the age of 18 who live outside of the family home shall be assessed for a parental fee based on their ability to pay as determined by an income assessment completed by the State Department of Developmental Services.

Who Is Required to Participate?

The Parental Fee Program only applies to families that meet the following criteria: