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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program (EANS)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​EANS II Program​

The purpose of the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program is to provide service or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19.

    • Reserved from GEER III, under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed March 11, 2021
  • Ending: 9/30/2023, Tyding (Carryover) Period: 9/30/2024
      • May only serve non-public schools that enroll a significant percentage of students from low-income families 2019-2020 (20% or higher) and most impacted by COVID19 (Pre-K, K3, and K4 students should not be included​​)

  • Reimbursement is NOT an Allowable Activity
  • Georgia's EANS II-ARPA award allocation is $75,408,050.
  • GaDOE shall approve or deny applications within 30 days of receipt

Non-public schools will not receive a grant award or allocation for EANS II-ARPA funds. Non-public schools will receive allowable service or assistance provided by the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) as approved through 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 II Eligibility and Application​

EANS II Eligibility

  • 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

  • Students from Low Income Families 2019-2020 Data (20% or higher)- Poverty source that does not exceed 185 percent of the 2020 Federal poverty level: (1) Data on student eligibility for free or reduced-price lunch; (2) Data from the E-Rate program administered by the Federal Communications Commission; (3) Data from a different source, such as scholarship or financial assistance data; or (4) Data from a survey developed by the SEA. (USED FAQ, H.7) (Note: Proportionality is unallowable under EANS)​

  • 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. ​

EANS II Application

The application for the EANS II Program closed on March 25, 2022.​​​​


EANS II Allowability​

Allowable Services/Assistance Under EANS II:

  • 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 II:
  • 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

  • Reimbursements

EANS II Timeline​
​​​​​PHASE I

(March 7, 2022 - April 30, 2022)​

March 7-25, 2022

​EANS II Application Window

​March 7, 2022

​EANS II Informative Webinar (10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.)

March 7-April 30, 2022

EANS II Review of Application and Phase I Follow-Up Requests

​March 10, 2022​

EANS II Application Support Session #1  (1:00p.m.-2:00p​​.m.)

March 17, 2022

EANS II Application Support Session #2 (10:00a.m.-11:00a.m.)

April 30, 2022

Final EANS II Application Notices for “In Process” to "Approved" or "Declined"

April 30, 2022​

Non-public School Communication-Phase II Transition 

(May 1-31, 2022)

May 1-31, 2022

​Finalize EANS II Service or Assistance Provided to Participants 

Notification of EANS II Service or Assistance Provided to Recipients (EANS II Program Plan)​

​May 1-31, 2022

​EANS II-GaDOE Consultation and Communication from Class Wallet to Non-Public Schools Phase III Transition (Set-Up & Support) ​

​May 10, 2022​

​GADOE Provides Non-Public School Training-Operations of EANS II Program for Participants (with Class Wallet)​​

(June 1, 2022 - ​September 30, 2024)

​June 1, 2022

EANS II Service Begins-Request of Direct Payments
Approved EANS II Application Status Updated to "Progressing for Payment"​

June 1-August 15, 2022

​Consultation with EANS II-GaDOE Team-Scope of Work and Budget for Services Based on Services and Assistance Requested​​​

August 16, 2022

​Obligation of EANS II funds

September 30, 2023

​Grant Period Ending Date/ Tyding (Carryover) Period Transition​

September 30, 2024

​Tyding (Carryover) Period Ends

​December 15, 2024


EANS Contact Information

Charisse N. Windom, Ph.D.
EANS Grants Program Manager
Office of External Affairs & Policy

EANS II Resources

EANS II Webinars

EANS Vendor Registration​​

EANS Vendor Registration is closed.