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 February 4, 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.
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|Colorado||Withdrawn by State|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||Under Review|
|Florida||Withdrawn by State|
|Idaho||Withdrawn by State|
|Kansas||PDF, PDF||Under Review|
|Louisiana||Withdrawn by State|
|Michigan||Withdrawn by State|
|Minnesota||PDF, Word||Under Review|
|North Dakota||PDF, Word||Withdrawn by State|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Under Review|
|New Hampshire||PDF, PDF, PDF||Under Review|
|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|New Mexico||PDF, PDF, PDF||Withdrawn by State|
|Oklahoma||Withdrawn by State|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|