American Rescue Plan/Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP-EANS) Grant Program


The purpose of the ARP-EANS program is to provide services and assistance to eligible private schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. Non-profit private schools are eligible to apply for this second round of federal funding under ARP-EANS provided that the school was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, and is not applying for or receiving a second round of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) on or after December 27, 2020. ARP-EANS awards can be used for “secular, neutral, and non ideological” services and assistance, including sanitization, personal protective equipment, COVID testing, educational technology, and connectivity. Priority will be given to applications from private schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by COVID-19.

The ARP-EANS application window closed on November 24, 2021. Individual school allocations for eligible applicants will be available in February 2022.

Please note that for the ARP- EANS program, the following allowable expenditures will be direct pay only:

  • Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Improving ventilation systems, including windows or portable air purification systems
  • Training and professional development for staff on sanitization, the use of PPE and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases
  • Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing
  • Other materials, supplies, or equipment recommended by the CDC for reopening and operation of schools facilities to effectively maintain health and safety
  • Expanding capacity to administer coronavirus testing to effectively monitor and suppress the virus
  • Educational technology (including hardware, software, connectivity, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment) to assist students, educators, and other staff with remote or hybrid learning
  • Redeveloping instructional plans, including curriculum development, for remote or hybrid learning, or to address learning loss
  • Leasing sites or spaces to ensure safe social distancing
  • Reasonable transportation costs
  • Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss

Frequently asked questions on the ARP-EANS program can be found at: https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/09/Final-EANS-FAQ-Update-9.17.21.pdf