Maintenance of Equity

Section 2004 of the ARP Act includes new maintenance of equity provisions that are a condition for State educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs) to receive funds under ARP ESSER.   These provisions are central to ensuring that essential resources are meeting the needs of students who have been subject to longstanding opportunity gaps in our education system.

On June 9, 2021, the Department released maintenance of equity guidance, which the Department updated on October 1, 2021. The updated guidance is available here.

The Secretary’s August 6 letter to chief state school officers and school districts superintendents is available here.

On Friday, October 1, 2021, the Department submitted the following documents for publication in the Federal Register: 1) Notice of Proposed Requirements (NPR) that proposes a requirement that SEAs publish LEAs’ maintenance of equity data on their websites; 2) Request for Information (RFI) to help inform the Department’s support for SEAs and LEAs in implementing the MOEquity provisions.

On October 12, 2021, the Department released additional information for LEAs about the process for submitting an exception request for FY 2022 maintenance of equity determinations. That information is available here.

Baseline and Initial Data Submission

Appendix A of the maintenance of equity guidance  includes information on baseline and initial data that each SEA was required to submit by July 30, 2021 for FY 2022. To the extent that FY 2022 funding data are not available, an SEA may provide projected data or request an extension to provide the data that are not currently available by October 15, 2021. Data will be posted in the maintenance of equity data table as they are received.

State Date of Most Recent Submission Maintenance Of Equity Data Submission Files*
Alabama August 6, 2021 Excel
Alaska August 31, 2021 Excel, PDF, Excel
Arizona October 15, 2021 PDF, Excel, PDF, Excel
Arkansas September 17, 2021 Excel, Excel
California October 13, 2021 PDF, Excel
Colorado October 16, 2021 PDF, Excel, Excel
Connecticut August 2, 2021 Excel
Delaware July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
District of Columbia July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Florida September 13, 2021 Excel, PDF
Georgia July 30, 2021 PDF, PDF, Excel
Hawaii August 2, 2021 Excel
Idaho August 3, 2021 Excel, Excel, PDF
Illinois October 15, 2021 Excel, PDF, Excel, PDF, Excel, PDF
Indiana July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
Iowa July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
Kansas July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Kentucky August 3, 2021 PDF, Excel
Louisiana August 12, 2021  JPG, Excel 
Maine July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Maryland October 15, 2021 PDF, PDF
Massachusetts July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Michigan July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Minnesota July 30, 2021 PDF, PDF, MS Word
Missouri July 30, 2021 PDF, PDF, Excel
Montana October 15, 2021 PDF, Excel, PDF, Excel, PDF
Nebraska August 6, 2021 Excel
Nevada July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
New Jersey July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
New Mexico August 3, 2021 Excel
New York July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
North Carolina July 30, 2021 Excel
North Dakota July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
Ohio October 8, 2021 Excel
Oklahoma July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Oregon July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Pennsylvania July 30, 2021 Excel
Puerto Rico September 15, 2021 Excel, Excel
Rhode Island July 28, 2021 Excel ,Excel, PDF
South Carolina July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
South Dakota September 17, 2021 PDF, Excel
Tennessee September 30, 2021 PDF, Excel, Excel
Texas July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Utah August 12, 2021 Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, Excel, PDF
Vermont July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Virginia July 29, 2021 PDF, Excel
Washington August 13, 2021 Excel
West Virginia July 30, 2021 PDF, Excel
Wisconsin August 30, 2021 PDF, Excel

* Accessibility: The Department places a high priority on posting documents on its website that meet the accessibility standards established by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and is working diligently to ensure that those standards are met by all documents posted on this page. If you experience problems with the accessibility of any of these materials, and need them in an alternative format, please contact OESE’s Office of State and Grantee Relations at SGR@ed.gov or (202) 453-5563. Please be specific in your request about the information you need, which may include identifying MOEquity data from a specific State.

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