This is probably really silly to ask, but I'd rather look silly anonymously here than look silly to my possible future department chair. I received my first offer for a position at a public university today. This is a teaching-focused position in mathematics at a public university. To be clear, it is an "instructor" position, but they want instructors with PhDs to teach upper level undergrad courses.
There is a line in the offer letter that states "You will be provided with $3,000 start-up funds during the academic year 2019-20." I have no idea what this is. I've tried searching specifically on the university website and also general google searches, but found nothing on the university site and most searches just turn up info about start-up funds of high amounts for research focused positions.
What is this money typically used for? My main question is can this be used for moving costs? Just hoping from insight from people in public institutions who may know what this is intended for in a mathematics instructor position.