As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA Act) Public Law 116-260, Congress set aside $2.75 billion of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund specifically to provide emergency assistance to students and teachers in non-public schools through the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program.
On February 5th, 2021, Governor DeWine submitted a signed certification and agreement for Ohio’s EANS award. Ohio received an EANS award of $154,896,274. The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is responsible for the administration of the EANS program.
Nonpublic schools are required to submit the following application to receive services or assistance through the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) program. The Ohio Department of Education will contract with Education Service Centers (ESCs) to provide services and assistance to EANS applicants.
Ohio will utilize a Weighted Per Pupil Approach to determine service amounts for nonpublic schools. The Weighted Per Pupil Approach will be derived from existing nonpublic enrollment data, low-income data, and information collected on the EANS application. Ohio’s Weighted Per Pupil Approach can be found here.
Schools must apply for EANS to be included in the EANS final service amounts. Estimated service amounts were provided here. The amount contracted to Education Service Centers (ESCs) for services and assistance to your nonpublic school may vary significantly from the estimated service amounts, based on the EANS applications that the Ohio Department of Education receives. Ohio’s Weighted Per Pupil Approach is designed to prioritize low-income students and the impact that COVID-19 has had on nonpublic schools.
The deadline to submit the EANS application is March 23rd, 2021 at 11:59pm. Please complete the following pages and click “Submit.” Once the applicant has clicked “Submit,” he or she will receive a message confirming receipt of the application. In addition, there is an option to download a PDF version of the submitted application.
In accordance with the requirements of the EANS program, nonpublic schools that have applied for services and assistance will receive an approval notice within 30 days. The approval notice will outline the next steps to receive services and assistance.
If you need additional clarification, please contact EANS@education.ohio.gov