April 17: Guidance on the Maintenance-of-Effort Requirements in the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund Program

US Department of Education

Purpose of the Guidance This guidance supplements the April 2009 Guidance on the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund program and provides additional information on the statutory maintenance-of-effort (MOE) requirements and the process through which a State applies for an MOE waiver. The guidance provides the U.S. Department of Education’s interpretation of the referenced statutory provisions and does not impose any requirements beyond those included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and other applicable laws and regulations. In addition, it does not create or confer any rights for or on any person. The Department will provide additional or updated program guidance as necessary. If you are interested in commenting on this guidance, please send your comments to