The Market Rate Survey (MRS) is a federal requirement of the Child Care and Development Block Grant, as well as being a part of state statute.
The MRS collects data every two years from licensed providers across Nebraska.
Child Care Subsidy rates for child care providers are set in accordance to the results of the survey and in combination with their provider type (Family Child Care Home I/II and Child Care Centers), their geographical location (Urban or Rural) and accreditation.
Rates are set at the 75th percentile of the current Market Rate Survey through June 30, 2025, as set forth in Legislative Bill (LB) 1011. Rates cannot exceed the 75th percentile, per Nebraska Revised State Statute § 43-536.