maintenance of effort


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maintenance of effort

A requirement in certain legislative, regulatory or administrative policies that a grant recipient must maintain a specified level of financial effort in the health area for which Federal funds will be provided in order to receive Federal grant funds. This requirement is usually given in terms of a previous base-year monetary amount.
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The disagreement over maintenance of effort is one over the proper role of the federal government.
Gingrey said that he expected Georgia to turn down the federal Medicaid subsidy, and added, "Hopefully, that maintenance of effort provision will also be eliminated so that governors across the states and territories will be able to look at the rolls of Medicaid beneficiaries and make sure that those who are getting the benefit are indeed eligible for it.
Officials from several state departments of transportation told GAO that while they plan to meet their maintenance of effort requirements, decreasing state revenues and budgets pose a challenge to doing so.
The budget also includes reductions from all areas of the budget including the elimination of OPEB funding above the pay-go amount and funding for Talbot County Public Schools below the state maintenance of effort level.
Two options for addressing the IMD Exclusion, listed by Rheinstein, are: 1) repeal of the provision and 2) maintenance of effort.
Congress and NHTSA should simplify and streamline grant processes so states can spend more time on life-saving programming and less time on administrative paperwork such as the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) requirement.
The immediate concern for many states is a so-called Maintenance of Effort provision in the health care law that requires them to maintain current eligibility levels until 2014 or risk losing federal matching money.
A fourth correction addressed the maintenance of effort of agency contributions for family coverage under the CHIP program.
Discussion of federal stimulus dollars; maintenance of effort report; discuss plans for next year; approve memorandum of understanding on early retirement.
And "the commonwealth agrees to maintenance of effort that ensures current levels of resources for adult public mental health services," the report said.
The paper, "Increasing Use of TANF and State Matching Funds to Provide Housing Assistance to Families Moving from Welfare to Work," provides a detailed look at state and local programs that use federal TANF or state matching funds (known as Maintenance of Effort or MOE funds) to provide housing assistance to families attempting to make the transition from welfare to work.
States would be required to adhere to maintenance of effort for state funds.
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