Definitions for "Maintenance of Effort"
Keywords:  moe, lsta, effort, supplant, retirees
A financial match requirement that the County must maintain to receive certain Federal or State funds.
A requirement in a federal program that a funding recipient maintain a specified level of funding separate from program funds it receives from the federal government. For example, a state must continue to fund child care subsidies at a certain level (usually based on a prior fiscal year's spending) as a condition of receiving the federal grant.
(MOE) - A requirement that any state receiving federal funding for programs or services must maintain an effort of funding though state or local funds for the program. In most cases, if a state loses or reduces its funding for programs, such as libraries, the federal appropriation is reduced by a similar amount. LSTA, and the former Colorado grant program for library aid both have MOE requirements.