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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EANS I Program​ 

The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19.
  • Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021
  • Reserved from GEER II, under CRRSA
  • The period of allowability is from 3/13/2020-9/30/2023
  • Prioritizes private schools that enroll low-income students and "are most impacted" by the national emergency
  • GaDOE shall approve or deny applications within 30 days of receipt
Non-public schools will not receive a grant award or allocation for EANS I funds. Non-public schools will receive services or assistance provided by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as requested in the school’s application, to the extent resources are available and subject to prioritizing schools based on their enrollment of low-income students and the severity of the impact of COVID-19 on the school. (See C-2, C-14, C-15, C-16, and D-12). USED EANS Frequently Asked Questions ​​

EANS I Eligibility and Application​

  • ​​Is non-profit
  • Is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with State law
  • Was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, the date COVID-19 was declared a national emergency
  • 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 December 27, 2020.​
​The application for the EANS I Program closed on April 17, 2021.​

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EANS I Allowability​

Allowable Services/Assistance Under EANS I:

  • Sanitation Supplies

  • Personal Protective Equipment 

  • Ventilation/Windows/Portable Air Purification Systems

  • Physical Barriers

  • CDC Recommendations

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Educational Technology

  • Leasing Sites

  • Reasonable Transportation Costs

  • Support for Learning Loss

  • Training to Minimize Spread

  • Redeveloping Instruction

​​Unallowable Services/Assistance Under EANS I:
  • Capital Improvements/Projects

  • Construction, HVAC, & Boiler Systems

  • Faculty/Staff Salaries 

  • Permanent Renovations

  • Schools Buses 

  • General Operational Costs 

  • Touchless Faucets, Dryers, & Fountains

  • Touchless Bottle Filling Stations

  • Contracted Cleaning Services

Future Allowable But Not Past Reimbursable Services/Assistance Under EANS I:​

  • Improvements to ventilation systems (including windows), except for portable air purification systems, which may be reimbursed.
  • Any expenses reimbursed through a loan guaranteed under the PPP (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) prior to December 27, 2020.
  • Staff training and professional development on sanitization, the use of PPE, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
  • Redeveloping instructional plans, including curriculum development, for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss.
  • Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss. (Section 312(d)(4)(M)).​

EANS I Timeline​
​​​​​PHASE I

(March 25-May 14, 2021)​

March 25, 2021-April 16, 2021
​EANS Application Window
April 19, 2021- May 7, 2021
EANS Review of Application and Phase I Follow-Up Requests
April 28, 2021 
EANS Application Support Session #1
May 6, 2021 
EANS Application Support Session #2
May 7-10, 2021
Final EANS I Application Notices for “In Process” to "Approved" or "Declined"
May 14, 2021
Non-public School Communication-Phase II Transition 
(May 17-Jun 16, 2021)
​May 17-28, 2021
Finalize EANS Services or Assistance Provided to Recipients
May 17-June 2, 2021
Notification of EANS Services or Assistance Provided to Recipients (EANS I Program Plan)
June 3, 2021 
​GADOE Provides Non-Public School Training-Operations of EANS Program for Participants (with Class Wallet)
June 4-16, 2021
​GaDOE Consultation and Communication from Class Wallet to Non-Public Schools Phase III Transition (Set-Up & Support); EANS I Amendment Window

(June 17, 2021-September 30, 2023)

June 17, 2021
Budget Services-Begin Request of Purchases and Reimbursement
Approved Application Status Updated to "Progressing for Payment"
June 17, 2021-August 2021
Consultation with GaDOE EANS Team-Scope of Work and Budget for Services Based on Services and Assistance Requested
August 23, 2021
Obligation of EANS I funds
September 30, 2022
​Ending Date
September 30, 2023
Tydings (Carryover) Period
​December 15, 2023


EANS Contact Information

Charisse N. Windom, Ph.D.
EANS Program Manager
Office of External Affairs & Policy
Georgia Department of Education
205 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive
2053 Twin Towers East
Atlanta, GA 30334

EANS I Resources

EANS I Webinars

EANS I Vendor Approval​

EANS I Forms​​