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Civil Rights and Gender Equity Methods of Administration (MOA) Coordination

Methods of Administration (MOA) Coordination - Civil Rights

Federal Register, Vol.44, No.56 – March 1979, requires that each state education agency establish and identify a Methods of Administration (MOA) coordinator to monitor civil rights compliance within the local education agencies (LEA) that provide Career and Technical Education (CTE) and receive federal financial assistance. 

The US Department of Education (USDE) – Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides guidance and monitors the state MOA coordinators in the implementation of mandated MOA guidelines and activities. MOA guidelines and activities include On-site Civil Rights Compliance Review Visits to grant subrecipient sites. Federal regulations define a  “subrecipient” as any agency or institution receiving  financial assistance from USDE and offering or administering vocational education programs or training, including State administered agencies/institutions. MOA coordinators must monitor for compliance with local/state regulations in addition to the following federal regulations:

Guidelines for MOA coordination are also found in:  Federal Register (vol. 44:56, March 21, 1979, pp. 17162-17175) promulgating the Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial of Services on the Basis of Race, Color, National Origin, Sex, and Handicap in Vocational Education Programs; OCR Title VI requirements (34 CFR, Part 100); and in subsequent OCR Dear Colleague letters.