March 29, 2021
Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools Program Available
As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act 2021 (CRRSA Act), New Jersey will be granted over $68 million in grant assistance for non-public elementary and secondary schools, thanks to the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program.
The EANS program is specifically designed to help address educational disruptions to private schools caused by COVID-19, and may be used for allowable costs* that incurred on or after March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2023.
UVC lighting, ventilation system improvements, and other cleaning and disinfection solutions used in your school’s re-opening efforts may have the potential to receive reimbursements through the EANS program.
If you have purchased or plan on purchasing any of our germicidal lighting solutions (like the Cello Omni 4-in-1 or our other UV products), we highly encourage you to apply for the EANS program so your school can get reimbursed for these purchases.
The NJ Department of Education has created a helpful Excel sheet that calculates the preliminary allocations for each nonpublic school for the EANS program. Click here to access the excel sheet.
Grant applications are now available through the New Jersey Department of Education’s grant website (https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=EnNPSwndWUm2ZtW6bcj0tIkxDUlKfmpLkwSbmTabocBUMjRLMU03TkxVTEg2M0hNMlI1WkFXWUI4QS4u). The deadline to submit an application is May 14, 2021.
For full details and information on the EANS program, please visit: https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/emergency-assistance-non-public-schools/.
Donnelly Energy and FSG partners together to provide UV and germicidal lighting solutions for educational institutes. Check out our video to learn more:
*Some (but not all) of the allowable costs for the EANS program include:
- Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities.
- Improving ventilation systems, including windows or portable air purification systems to ensure healthy air in the non-public school.
- Other materials, supplies, or equipment to implement public health protocols, including guidelines and recommendations from CDC for the reopening and operation of school facilities to effectively maintain the health and safety of students, educators, and other staff during the qualifying emergency.
Additional notes and resources:
- For a nonpublic school to be eligible for the EANS program, the nonpublic school must: be a non-profit, operates in accordance with New Jersey State law, and was in existence prior to March 13, 2020 (the date the President declared the national emergency due to COVID-19).
- You may not apply for both EANS funding and the second round of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
- Schools that received PPP loans under CARES ACT I but have not requested a second loan under CARES ACT II are eligible for EANS funds
- Schools receiving EANS funds are not considered recipients of Federal financial assistance. The Governor is considered the receiver of the funds.
- Gov Department of Education: https://www.nj.gov/education/nonpublic/grants/