subchapter 71L maternity home fund



The Maternity Home Fund is a resource for North Carolina residents when all other financial resources have been explored and found to be inadequate to meet residential costs for individuals experiencing problem pregnancies who for various reasons are unable to remain in their own homes during the prenatal period.

(1) The Maternity Home Fund is administered by the state division of social services and funded under Title IV‑B of the Social Security Act.

(2) Application for Maternity Home Funds for individuals experiencing problem pregnancies must be made by a county department of social services or a licensed private adoption agency. The state division of social services is responsible for monitoring the services of both the county departments of social services and the private adoption agencies.

(3) The Maternity Home Fund may assist with residential costs for up to six months, including up to two weeks following delivery, as needed by pregnant women in a living arrangement approved for Maternity Home Fund reimbursement.

(4) The Maternity Home Fund cannot be utilized for hospitalization and delivery services or other medical services received outside the auspices of a licensed maternity home. Medical services provided as a part of the regimen of services by a licensed maternity home are included in the cost of care.

(5) Living arrangements for which Maternity Home Funds may be utilized include:

(a) A maternity home; licensed by or meeting the maternity home standards of the licensing authority in the state in which the facility is located;

(b) A foster family home for children licensed in North Carolina;

(c) The home of a non‑legally responsible relative in North Carolina;

(d) For individuals 18 and over, a boarding arrangement in North Carolina.


History Note: Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. April 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1990; January 1, 1983.