American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS)
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Office of State and Grantee Relations, OESE
On Thursday, March 11, 2021, the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act was signed into law. It is a $1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, including $2.75 billion for the American Rescue Plan’s Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS) program. These funds will remain available through September 30, 2023, for making allocations to Governors under the ARP EANS program to provide services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll a significant percentage of low-income students and are most impacted by the qualifying emergency.
On July 9, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education posted final requirements regarding the implementation of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. Under the ARP EANS program, the Department 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 the COVID-19 emergency has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State. Governors have until September 9, 2021, to apply for the ARP EANS funds but may submit an application at any time.
The ARP EANS final requirements that are published in the Federal Register may be accessed here.
On September 17, 2021, the Department released an updated set of Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program as authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act). The document contains revisions to the Purpose of the Document, 23 updated FAQs, and 19 new FAQs.
- ARP EANS Notice Inviting Applications and Announcing Allocations; Invitation for Comment (4.12.2021)
- ARP EANS Methodology and Allocation Table (3.16.2021)
- Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Update (04.21.2021)
- MOE Appendix B Template for State Internal Use (04.20.2021)
- Education Stabilization Fund (ESF)-EANS Page
- ESF-Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Page