Connecticut State Department of Education announces emergency aid grant program for non-public schools



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Connecticut State Department of Education announces emergency aid grant program for non-public schools

Over $ 15 million allocated through the US bailout, the Non-Public Schools Emergency Assistance Program (ARP EANS)

(HARTFORD, Connecticut) – Connecticut Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker today announced that the state of Connecticut is launching a new grant program that will provide services and assistance to non-public schools most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $ 15.7 million in federal funds approved by the United States Department of Education (USED) will be administered by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE).

To be eligible for the ARP-EANS program, non-public schools must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be a non-profit elementary / secondary school;
  • They must be accredited, licensed or otherwise operate in accordance with state law;
  • They must have existed before March 13, 2020;
  • They must not have received a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Programs (PPP Loan) as of December 27, 2020;
  • They must enroll at least 40% of students from low-income families. The following data sources can be used, but all data must match the income guidelines used for eligibility for free and reduced meals, which represents 185% of the 2020 federal poverty level:
    • Data on Student Eligibility for Free and Discounted Breakfast under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act,
    • Data from the E-rate program administered by the Federal Communications Commission, or
    • Data from another source, such as scholarship or financial aid data; and
  • They must have been the most affected by the COVID-19 emergency. The state will use publicly available data on the number of COVID-19-related infections per capita and deaths per capita in the community served by the non-public school to determine those most affected.

Eligible services and assistance, which must be purchased or contracted through the state, include supplies to disinfect, disinfect and clean school facilities; individual protection equipment; educational technology; and contact tracing. Additional information, including eligible services and support, is available on the site site USED.

Applications will be made available by the CSDE in October 22, 2021 at the close of business. All applications are owed by 5:00 p.m. on November 19, 2021. The CSDE will make funding decisions on an ongoing basis within 30 days of receipt of the request.Schools can apply through visiting


Contact: Eric Scoville

Connecticut State Department of Education

[email protected]

860-424-1988 (mobile)

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