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The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act, which passed in March 2021, continues support to Nonpublic Schools through the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) program. This program is often referred to as EANS II or ARP EANS. This program provides funding for emergency assistance to nonpublic schools.

Regulations for EANS II require the state educational agency (SEA) to only provide services or assistance to nonpublic schools that enroll a significant percentage of low-income students AND are most impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Additionally, it does not allow the state to use EANS II funds to provide reimbursements directly to nonpublic schools for the costs the school incurred to address the impact of the COVID-19 emergency.

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, the Governor’s Office submitted North Dakota’s grant application for the ARP Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS II).

The NDDPI will be updating this website once the USDE approves the state’s application.