Maintenance of Effort

The Department released initial maintenance of effort (MOE) guidance on April 21, 2021, providing information on the MOE requirements under the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund and the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund. This maintenance of effort (MOE) guidance document was updated on August 15, 2022.

Consistent with a final rule issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury, the Department is allowing States to include both Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) awarded under the CARES Act and Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds (FRF) awarded under the ARP Act that are spent on elementary and secondary education or higher education, as applicable, for the purpose of determining State support for education under the maintenance of effort requirements.

Updated on December 9, 2022, the MOE Appendix B Template is available for State internal use.

States’ MOE data can be found in the ESF Transparency Portal under each State.

Maintenance of Effort Waiver Requests

The Department has received the following MOE waiver requests.

State MOE Waiver Request Status
Colorado PDF Withdrawn by State
Connecticut PDFPDFPDF Withdrawn by State
Florida PDF Withdrawn by State
Idaho PDF Withdrawn by State
Illinois PDF Withdrawn by State
Kansas PDFPDF Withdrawn by State
Louisiana PDF Withdrawn by State
Michigan PDF Withdrawn by State
Minnesota PDFWord Under Review
North Dakota PDFWord Withdrawn by State
Northern Mariana Islands PDF FYs 2020 and 2021 Waiver Approved
New Hampshire PDFPDFPDF FY 2022 Waiver Approved
New Jersey PDF Withdrawn by State
New Mexico PDF, PDF, PDF Withdrawn by State
New York PDF Under Review
Oklahoma PDF Withdrawn by State
Puerto Rico PDFPDFExcelPDFPDF Under Review
Rhode Island PDF Under Review
Washington PDFPDF Under Review
West Virginia PDF, PDF Under Review

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