Part C – Maintenance of Effort (MOE)
Letter to Moser and Kuester
This OSERS letter responds to questions about the consequences of MOE failure under Part C of the IDEA. It explains the state must pay back the amount by which it failed to maintain effort, that the state may not decline to draw down all of its federal IDEA Part C award funds to offset the amount of the failure, and that repayment must be made with non-federal funds or federal funds for which accountability to the federal government is not required.
Please also see Letter to Wilden.
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)US Department of Education