20 CFR 641.844 - What maintenance of effort requirements apply to the use of SCSEP funds?
(a) A community service assignment for a participant under title V of the OAA is permissible only when specific maintenance of effort requirements are met.
(b) Each project funded under title V:
(1) Must not reduce the number of employment opportunities or vacancies that would otherwise be available to individuals not participating in the program;
(2) Must not displace currently employed workers (including partial displacement, such as a reduction in the hours of non-overtime work, wages, or employment benefits);
(3) Must not impair existing contracts or result in the substitution of Federal funds for other funds in connection with work that would otherwise be performed; and
(4) Must not employ or continue to employ any eligible individual to perform the same work or substantially the same work as that performed by any other individual who is on layoff. (OAA § 502(b)(1)(G)).