EANS Grant Funding

 

EANS I (Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools) is part of the CRRSA Act. This relief funding is unique as it is designated to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address educational disruptions caused by COVID-19. In Montana, Non-Public Schools includes homeschool families and private schools. The application for these funds closed on August 27th. The Cash Request application for allowable reimbursement costs started on September 22nd. The procurement process for the purchase of allowable services and items is being finalized. 

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The EANS II (Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools) is part of the ARP Act. The EANS II Intent to Apply application went live on October 24th.  As the eligibility requirements for the ARP EANS funds differs from the CRRSA EANS funds, applicants will be asked to take a short survey to determine their eligibility. These requirements include meeting a 40% poverty level as well as residing in a Montana county that has been severely impacted by COVID-19. The other stipulation of the ARP EANS, funding is applicants can only request procurement of services and items. No reimbursements for previous purchases or expenses can be paid.

Please reach out to Janey Salomon, EANS Program Manager with any of your EANS related questions at janey.salomon@mt.gov or (406) 410-1246.


 

Open Zoom Meetings for Questions/Answers regarding EANS Funds and Applications.

Please join us:

Friday, November 19th                    9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.                 

Monday, November 22nd               11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.              

Tuesday, November 23rd               2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   

Monday, November 29th               1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.   

Follow this link for all of the Meetings:

https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/4178440662

 


 

EANS I Update

BROWSER:  If you are accessing the application from Safari, you will receive error codes. You MUST use a different browser to successfully complete your Cash Request application. Chrome is recommended.

RECEIPTS:  If you are uploading receipts that include items other than what you are requesting reimbursement for, please highlight or indicate the allowable items purchased.  This will speed up the review process.

 

Want to Make Changes to Your Application?

BUDGET AMENDMENTS:
Amending your budget application is an acceptable process at any time. Your reimbursement requests must match your approved budget application. After you have made the changes, be sure to submit your amended application for approval. Once you are notified of approval, you can submit a Cash Request that reflects the amended allocations or items. Step by step assistance in completing an Amended Budget Application can be found here

EANS II Update

State Superintendent Arntzen Announces Second Round of Federal Funding Available for Montana Homeschools, Private Schools


CURRENT EANS applicants, log into the e-grants system. On the first page, select Fiscal Year 2021 and then you will see “Intent to Apply” in the middle of the page. Under “Actions” click on the Open button to complete the survey for the EANS II funds.

NEW applicants, please click on the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools New Legal Entity Process link to create a legal entity. When your legal entity has been assigned, you will be able to log into the e-grant system and complete the “Intent to Apply” for the EANS II funds. On the first page, select Fiscal Year 2021 and then you will see “Intent to Apply” in the middle of the page. Under “Actions” click on the Open button to complete the survey for the EANS II funds.

EANS I

Important Information

BROWSER:  If you are accessing the application from Safari, you will receive error codes. You MUST use a different browser to successfully complete your Cash Request application. Chrome is recommended.

RECEIPTS:  If you are uploading receipts that include items other than what you are requesting reimbursement for, please highlight or indicate the allowable items purchased.  This will speed up the review process.

 

Want to Make Changes to Your Application?

BUDGET AMENDMENTS:
Amending your budget application is an acceptable process at any time. Your reimbursement requests must match your approved budget application. After you have made the changes, be sure to submit your amended application for approval. Once you are notified of approval, you can submit a Cash Request that reflects the amended allocations or items. Step by step assistance in completing an Amended Budget Application can be found here

Directions for Cash Request

 

Timeline

  • February 22, 2021 - Submitted Montana certificate and agreement to the Office of Elementary & Secondary Education (OESE)

  • February 23, 2021 - Received funding from OESE

  • March 2, 2021 - Brought website up with proposed program

  • March 2, 2021 - Initial outreach to private and home schools

  • June 1, 2021 - Initial due date for Private and Non-Public Schools (PNPs) to submit EANS I applications

  • June 18, 2021 - Application Review process began in the order of submission

  • July 15, 2021 - Final deadline for PNPs to submit applications for EANS 1 funds (extended by OPI)

  • August 23, 2021 - All EANS funds must be obligated by the OPI

  • September 20, 2021 - Cash Request opened

  • November 8, 2021 – “Additional Needs Survey” was sent to all applicants that have an approved EANS I application

  • November 22, 2021 – Last Day to fill out “Additional Needs Survey” for EANS I applicants

  • September 30, 2023 - End of EANS 1 Grant period (including Tydings period)

EANS II

Important Information

CURRENT EANS applicants, log into the e-grants system. On the first page, select Fiscal Year 2021 and then you will see “Intent to Apply” in the middle of the page. Under “Actions” click on the Open button to complete the survey for the EANS II funds.

NEW applicants, please click on the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools New Legal Entity Process link to create a legal entity. When your legal entity has been assigned, you will be able to log into the e-grant system and complete the “Intent to Apply” for the EANS II funds. On the first page, select Fiscal Year 2021 and then you will see “Intent to Apply” in the middle of the page. Under “Actions” click on the Open button to complete the survey for the EANS II funds.

Timeline

September 9, 2021 - The OPI applied for the ARP EANS award on behalf of the Governor

September 24, 2021 - ARP EANS Award Date - the OPI was noticed

October 24, 2021 - Intent to Apply survey went live in E-grants

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September 30, 2024 - End of EANS II grant period (including the Tydings period)

FAQ & Guidance

Allocations & Status Update


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