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.
Released on May 5, 2021, 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|Colorado||Withdrawn by State|
|Connecticut||PDF, PDF, PDF||Withdrawn by State|
|Florida||Withdrawn by State|
|Idaho||Withdrawn by State|
|Illinois||Withdrawn by State|
|Kansas||PDF, PDF||Withdrawn by State|
|Louisiana||Withdrawn by State|
|Michigan||Withdrawn by State|
|Minnesota||PDF, Word||Under Review|
|North Dakota||PDF, Word||Withdrawn by State|
|Northern Mariana Islands||FYs 2020 and 2021 Waiver Approved|
|New Hampshire||PDF, PDF, PDF||FY 2022 Waiver Approved|
|New Jersey||Under Review|
|New Mexico||PDF, PDF, PDF||Withdrawn by State|
|Oklahoma||Withdrawn by State|
|Puerto Rico||PDF, PDF, Excel, PDF, PDF||Under Review|
|Rhode Island||Under Review|
|Washington||PDF, PDF||Under Review|
|West Virginia||PDF, PDF||Under Review|