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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program


Friday, October 22, 2021

Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS II)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act), extends the EANS program authorized under section 312(d) of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) to provide $2.75 billion for the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS II) program. Under EANS II program, the US Department of Education will award grants by formula to each governor with an approved application to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the state.

For the purpose of this program, eligible independent schools must meet the following standards:

  • Is nonprofit;
  • Is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with state law;
  • Was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, the date the president declared the national emergency due to COVID-19; and
  • Did not, and will not, apply for and receive a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(37)) that is made on or after Dec. 27, 2020.
  • NEW: the percentage of students from low-income families in the nonpublic school meets or exceeds 40 percent; and
  • NEW: the nonpublic school enrolls students from a community or communities most impacted by COVID-19.

The application is available here and the deadline to submit is Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

View the guide to completing the application process here.

View a guide to the procurement process here.

For questions regarding this funding opportunity, please email OSSE at [email protected].

For more information about EANS, please see the US Department of Education’s website.

Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS I)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides $2.75 billion for the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund. Under the EANS program, the US Department of Education will award grants by formula to each governor with an approved Certification and Agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that coronavirus (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the state.

For the purpose of this program, eligible independent schools must meet the following standards:

  • Is nonprofit;
  • Is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with state law;
  • Was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, the date the president declared the national emergency due to COVID-19; and
  • Did not, and will not, apply for and receive a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(37)) that is made on or after Dec. 27, 2020.

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is providing support and assistance by application in alignment with the federal guidance. The support and assistance are intended to help non-public schools safely reopen schools, measure and effectively address significant learning loss, and take other actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the students and families who depend on our K-12 schools.

The application is available here and the deadline to submit is Friday, April 2, 2021.

View a guide to completing the application process here.

View a recording of the webinar that provides information about the reimbursement process.

For questions regarding this funding opportunity, please email OSSE at [email protected].

For more information about EANS, please see the US Department of Education’s website.

 


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