Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Grant Program
The purpose of the 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 funding under 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. 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 Florida Department of Education has extended the timeframe that schools can continue to utilize EANS I funding. Please note that the date will now extend until September 30, 2023, to submit requests for reimbursement or vendor payment requests. Any requests for reimbursements or direct pay after that date will be rejected. Additionally, any reimbursements and/or direct pay requests for goods or services occurring after that date will be rejected.
To clear up confusion, please note that the following highlighted expenditures are direct pay only. The remainder can be reimbursed :
- Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Improving ventilation systems, including windows or portable air purification systems – direct pay only
- Training and professional development for staff on sanitization, the use of PPE and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases – direct pay only
- 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 – direct pay only
- 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 – direct pay only
Approval Process Timeline
Additional information on the timing and process for applying for the EANs grant is forthcoming.
- USDOE Frequently Asked Questions: Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program (PDF)
- Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Webinar Recording
- Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Webinar PowerPoint (PDF)
- Florida EANS FAQ (PDF)
- Florida EANS ClassWallet User Guide
- ARP EANS