The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act), Pub. Law 117-2 (March 11, 2021) provides $2.75 billion for awards to Governors under the American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS) program to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public elementary and secondary schools to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in each State. This is the second round of relief assistance and services to nonpublic schools.
The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public School Methodology for Calculating Allocations notice announces the allocation amount that the Governor of each of the 50 States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as the Mayor of the District of Columbia (hereafter Governors), is eligible to receive under the ARP EANS program.
Under the EANS program, an eligible “non-public school” is a non-public elementary school that:
(A) is accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with State law; and
(B) was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, the date COVID-19 was declared a national emergency. (Section 316(6) of the CRRSA Act).
An elementary school is a school that provides elementary education, as determined under State law. Therefore, only non-public schools that provide elementary (or secondary) education are eligible for services or assistance under the EANS program. Preschool children who are enrolled in a non-public elementary school that receives EANS services or assistance may be served.
In addition to meeting the definition requirements of a non-public school, the CRRSA Act also determines a non-public school’s eligibility in relation to loans under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(37)).
The Nebraska Department of Education must further prioritize services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by COVID-19.
The Department is appreciative of your time and request your assistance to complete this brief survey to help determine your school’s eligibility for the ARP EANS assistance and services.
THE SURVEY WILL CONCLUDE AT DAY END WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021.
A NON-RESPONSE TO THE SURVEY WILL ASSUME THE NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL RECEIVED A PPP LOAN ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 27, 2020, AND IS THEREFORE NOT ELIBIGLE FOR THE ARP EANS ASSISTANCE AND SERVICES.
Please direct inquiries to:
Nebraska Nonpublic Ombudsman
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