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Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program

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 (GEER) Fund. The U.S. Department of Education will award formula grants to each state after receiving and approving an application from the state for EANS funding. Each state will be responsible for providing services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers. Services to non-public schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by the pandemic will be prioritized.


Note: This program is separate from the Equitable Services provision for ESSER and GEER funding under the CARES Act. The CRRSA Act does not include an Equitable Services provision for the additional ESSER and GEER funding.


For questions about this program, please email the EANS team.

Program Updates

2/25

Please fill out the Private School Survey
  • Open from Thursday, 2/25, through Sunday 2/28 at midnight.
  • Even if you are not applying for EANS, it will help us to know this and provide more accurate information to those who are applying around funding potential.
  • Short- 1 minute if not applying for EANS, 5-10 if you are.
  • HUGE THANK YOU in advance.
Low-Income Documentation
  • Number of students from low-income families enrolled in your school during the 2019-2020 school year. Low income, for the purposes of this application, follow the 2019 US Department of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.
  • Please ensure any documentation has individual student names or identification omitted or not included.
  • Possible documentation sources might include, but are not limited to:
    • free and reduced-price lunch data,
    • scholarship or financial assistance data,
    • comparable survey data that allows results to be extrapolated,
    • comparable poverty data from a different source,
    • an equated measure based on existing data (e.g. shares of participation in other income based programs),
    • data imputing the number of students from low-income families based on the American Community Survey (ACS) or the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) program by the U.S. Census Bureau,
    • proportionality data: the number of students enrolled in a non-public school who reside in a Title I school attendance area multiplied by the percentage of public school students in that same attendance area who are from low-income families. *If the non-public school has students who reside in more than one Title I school attendance area, multiple calculations would be necessary.

Application for EANS will be available March 1st.

If you missed the 2/25 Office Hours, the slide presentation is posted to your right.

Getting Ready for EANS Applications - 2/19

Non-public schools will be required to submit documentation with EANS applications. In response to school requests for application requirements to prepare your documentation in advance, we have outlined the following to guide you.

Program Guidelines:
  • Non-public schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by COVID-19 will be prioritized.
  • Low-income documentation is based on the 2019-20 school year enrollment information.
  • All documentation must not include personally identifiable information about students or their families.
What you will need to provide:
  1. Number and percentage of low-income students. "Low income" will be defined by the Department of Health & Human Services 2019 Poverty Guidelines, along with documentation that demonstrates how you determined your percentages that complied with this document. *We will provide a list of possible documentation sources on our webpage soon.
  2. A narrative describing in as much detail as possible, how your school and students have been impacted by COVID-19. In addition to a narrative summary, you will attach all documentation that supports your outlined impacts. A Factors that ODE might consider in determining Non-public schools most impacted by COVID-19 include, but are not limited to:
    • loss of tuition revenue
    • decrease in enrollment
    • lack of capacity to provide remote learning due to insufficient technological support
  3. Itemized budget with total amount of EANS funding requested. *For a comprehensive list of allowable services or assistance to address educational disruptions resulting from COVID-19 please see the list on pages 2-3 of the EANS Certification and Agreement from the US Department of Education.
  4. Documentation that demonstrates your status as a Non-public school in Oregon.*‘‘Non-public school’’ means a non-public elementary and/or secondary school that – (A) is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with State law; and (B) was in existence prior to the date of the qualifying emergency for which grants are awarded under this section.

If you have any questions around EANS funding or the application, you can refer to the USED EANS Information Page, or email ODE's EANS Team. We are here to partner with you and support your school, staff, students, and community during COVID-19.

Application

  • Available Monday, March 1st

PRIVATE SCHOOL SURVEY LINK

  • Please complete between Thursday, 2/25 and Sunday, 2/28 at midnight.

Understanding EANS

EANS Program Key Dates

Helpful Links



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