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Colorado PDF Withdrawn by State
Connecticut PDFPDFPDF Under Review
Florida PDF Withdrawn by State
Idaho PDF Withdrawn by State
Kansas PDFPDF Under Review
Louisiana PDF Withdrawn by State
Michigan PDF Withdrawn by State
Minnesota PDFWord Under Review
North Dakota PDFWord Withdrawn by State
Northern Mariana Islands PDF Under Review
New Hampshire PDFPDFPDF Under Review
New Jersey PDF Under Review
New Mexico PDF, PDF, PDF Withdrawn by State
Oklahoma PDF Withdrawn by State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