CARES Act, CRRSA Act, and American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act

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ARP ESSER

 

Obligation Timeline

Funds Obligation Timeline
ESSER lSeptember 30, 2022
ESSER llSeptember 30, 2023
ARP ESSERSeptember 30, 2024
EANS (CRRSA)September 20, 2023
EANS (ARP) To be announced

 

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER Fund)

On Thursday, March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act into law. The ARP law is available at https://www.congress.gov/117/bills/hr1319/BILLS-117hr1319enr.pdf. The 1.9 trillion package of assistance measures, includes $122 billion for the ARP Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER) Fund. Funds are provided to State Educational agencies and school districts to help safely reopen and sustain the safe operation of schools and address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the nation's students. More information about the ARP ESSER funds is available at https://oese.ed.gov/american-rescue-plan-elementary-and-secondary-school-emergency-relief/?key=604bc93d9d597.

Supplemental Appropriations - ESSER II – approved December 27, 2020

On December 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021.  The 2124 page Act is available at https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr133/BILLS-116hr133enr.pdf.

Congress set aside an additional $54.3 billion for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief ( ESSER II Fund). Additional information about the ESSER II fund is available at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/elementary-secondary-school-emergency-relief-fund/. The Letter from Secretary Devos and attachments (Fact Sheet and Methodology for Calculating Allocations) provide additional information regarding ESSER II funding.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER II Fund)

The CARES Act - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 is intended to help States and LEAs safely operate schools, measure and effectively address learning needs, and take other actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the students and families who depend on our public schools.

Budgeting and Reporting of ESSER II Funds

LEAs will utilize eFinance to budget and report financial expenditures. LEAs will be responsible for supporting evidence and documentation of expenditures for reporting and audit purposes.

Upon request by DESE, the LEA will also upload the expenditure ledger for ESSER funds into Indistar.

DESE is required to monitor LEA expenditures of ESSER funds.

Focus of ESSER II Funds

DESE has established five focus areas for funding LEAs.  The four focus areas for ESSER I (food security, direct student support/continuous learning opportunities, technology, and systemic procedures) plus a new focus area (facilities) will apply to ESSER II funds.  LEAs may select all that apply:

Who is eligible to apply for ESSER II Funds?

LEAs (districts and charter schools) that receive Title I funds. 

What are the ESSER II funding allocations for LEAs?

Allocations for ESSER II funds are posted on the DESE website at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/fiscal-and-administrative-services/school-funding/allocations

What is the timeline for ESSER II funds?

LEAs must obligate ESSER II funds by September 30, 2023.

What are allowable expenditures of ESSER II funds?

Expenditures must be reasonable, necessary and allocable under section 18003(d) of Division B of the CARES Act. Funds should be used to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on elementary and secondary public schools. Funds should address the district's continuity of learning and operations plan (district support plan). Funds should address all teachers and students, including special populations and students most at-risk. Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 Section 313 (d) outlines fifteen (15) uses of funds. Those uses of funds are included in the CARES ACT ADDENDUM: LEA application and assurances for ESSER II Funds. COVID-19 related expenditures coded that meet these guidelines may be paid from ESSER II funds if expended on and after March 13, 2020.

What are the funding codes for ESSER II funds?

To access the codes, go to ESSER II funding codes.

What are the retention requirements for ESSER II funds records?

Financial records, supporting (primary) documents, and all documentation of reasonable, necessary, and allocable must be retained for four (4) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. 2 CFR § 200.333

CARES ACT ADDENDUM:  LEA Application and Assurances for ESSER II Funds

Eligible LEAs should complete the CARES ACT ADDENDUM: LEA application and assurances for ESSER II Funds document and upload to the ESSER folder in Indistar by February 1, 2021. The CARES ACT ADDENDUM: LEA Application and Assurances for ESSER II Funds is available in Word or PDF.

CARES Act – approved March 27, 2020

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the CARES Act, which is a $2 trillion package of assistance measures. The 880 page Act is available at https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf.

The CARES Act provides States the opportunity to apply for waivers and to request funding.

1. Waivers

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requested the following waivers. Information regarding waivers and waiver requests will be updated on this webpage.

Federal Funds Waiver for Perkins – approved April 29, 2020

On April 16, 2020, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) submitted a letter to Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education, requesting an extension of the period of availability of FY2018 Title I of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Act of 2006 which allows subrecipients until September 30, 2021, to expend these funds. The waiver was approved on April 29, 2020 by Scott Stump (approval letter). Submit public comment to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfa1qIcrveGmhY2BP3yFl_mCQE5WMz_qWhm1f2rG8al5OQB_g/viewform.

Federal Funds Waiver – approved April 21, 2020

On April 6, 2020, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) submitted a letter to Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, requesting a waiver for federal fund carry-over restrictions, period of availability of funds, Title IV requirements, and the definition of professional development. The waiver was approved on April 21, 2020, by Frank Brogan (approval letter). Submit public comment to ade.essacomments@arkansas.gov.

Understanding the Federal Waivers – posted April 16, 2020

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) developed a document to explain the impact of the federal waivers. DESE will update the document as more information becomes available. The document is available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N0fOukqQiuXGui7kmUUUFHysBJ02LCGL757LHKGwGSQ/edit?usp=sharing.

Assessment, Accountability and Reporting Waiver - approved March 27, 2020

On March 23, 2020, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) submitted a letter to Frank Brogan, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, requesting a waiver from assessment, accountability and reporting 2020. The waiver was approved on March 27, 2020, by Frank Brogan (approval letter). Submit public comment to ade.essacomments@arkansas.gov.

2. Funding

The CARES Act provides multiple opportunities for funding. As funding opportunities become available for public school districts and nonpublic schools, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will provide information and updates to this webpage. Additional information about CARES Act funding is available at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/.

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund

Congress set aside approximately $13.2 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund. The U.S. Department of Education (USED) will award these grants to State educational agencies (SEAs) for the purpose of providing local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are LEAs, with emergency relief funds to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on elementary and secondary schools across the nation. Additional information about the ESSER Fund is available at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/elementary-secondary-school-emergency-relief-fund/.

Arkansas Application for ESSER Funds - Approved May 14, 2020

On May 12, 2020, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) applied for $128,758,638.00 ESSER funds. The submitted application is available here. The application was approved on May 14, 2020 and funds became available on May 14, 2020.

Equitable Services - Revised 9/25/20

LEAs that receive ESSER funds must provide equitable services to students and teachers in non-public schools located within the LEA. LEAs must engage in timely and meaningful consultation with representatives of non-public schools. Please see Commissioner's Memo COM-21-029.

Highlighted points regarding Equitable Services:

  •  A non-public school is a non-profit elementary or secondary school in operation prior to March 13, 2020.
  •  The LEA is responsible for initiating the consultation process with all non-public schools to which the public LEA has students attending, even if the non-public previously refused services. Funds cannot be sent directly to non-public schools.
  •  Written consultation and equitable services plan for ESSER funds must be uploaded into the ESSER folder in Indistar (see COM-21-029).
  •  Questions or complaints should be sent to the State Ombudsman. Information about the Ombudsman is available at http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/public-school-accountability/federal-programs/ombudsman-federal-programs-equitable-services.

Maintenance of Effort

As a condition of receiving ESSER funds, States must maintain support for elementary and secondary education in FY2020 and FY2021 at least at the levels of support that is the average of such State's support for elementary and secondary education in the three fiscal years preceding March 27, 2020. Information about maintenance of effort is posted on the DESE website at http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/lea-federal-funding/maintenance-of-effort.

Continue to Compensate Employees

To the greatest extent practicable, recipients of ESSER funds must continue to pay their employees and contractors during COVID-19 disruptions or closures. More guidance is available at https://www2.ed.gov/documents/coronavirus/factsheet-fiscal-questions.pdf

Technical Assistance

DESE will provide technical assistance to LEAs through Commissioner's Memos, webinars, and upon request. General technical assistance will be posted on this webpage. Please send specific requests to ade.esser@arkansas.gov.

TopicDateSupporting Documents
CARES Act – ESSER Funds WebinarMay 18, 2020 (9:00am)Watch Recording
CARES Act – ESSER II Funds Webinar
January 19, 2021 (12:00pm)


Memo #Memo TitleDate Posted
FIN-20-042CARES Funding Data4/29/2020
COM-20-119CARES Act – ESSER Funds Webinar – May 18, 20205/13/2020
COM-20-120CARES Act - webpage, LEA application, and webinar5/15/2020
FIN-20-0472019-20 Preliminary CARES Allocations5/15/2020
FIN-20-0542019-20 Preliminary CARES Allocations with Equitable Services Set Aside6/16/2020
COM-21-029
CARES Act Equitable Services 
9/25/2020
FIN-21-020
2020-21 Final CARES Allocations with Equitable Services Set Aside 
12/02/2021
COM-21-065
CARES Act – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA – commonly referred to as ESSER II Funds) Webinar  
1/13/2021
FIN-21-026 
2020-21 Preliminary ESSER II Allocations 
1/19/2021
FIN-21-027  
ESSER I Equitable Services Information 
1/21/2021
COM-21-106
ESSER: Eligible Uses of Funds Guidance Document
3/29/2021

Reporting

DESE must submit, within 60 days of receiving ESSER funds, a budget for the SEA reserve and an internal control and subrecipient monitoring plan.

DESE must submit quarterly reports to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) "at such time and containing such information as the USED may reasonably require in the future". Reporting shall include financial reporting and evidence of all expenditures with ESSER funds. Additional reporting may include methodology of equitable services and demonstration or evidence that services were provided by LEAs; use of funds to address the digital divide; and funds used to support remote learning for all students, including disadvantaged populations.

USED may request additional reporting, such as but not limited to a detailed list of all projects and activities supported with ESSER Funds including name, description, estimated number of jobs created or retained, and detailed information on subcontracts and subgrantees.

LEAs will utilize eFinance to report financial expenditures. LEAs will be responsible for supporting evidence and documentation of expenditures for reporting and audit purposes.

At the end of the fiscal year, the LEA will also upload the expenditure ledger for ESSER funds into Indistar.

DESE is required to monitor LEA expenditures of ESSER funds.

Focus of ESSER Funds

DESE has established four focus areas for funding LEAs. LEAs may select all that apply:

  •  FOOD SECURITY: Many districts continued to provide meals to students during this emergency, utilizing different options to best meet the needs of the students, families and communities. It is expected that districts will continue to monitor the needs in their communities and make decisions about how they continue to operate food service programs to ensure food security. The ESSER funds may address district expenses in food service programs due to COVID-19 that have not been covered by other funds or reimbursements, and there may be ongoing costs for districts that continue to operate meal service during the summer and in preparation for the fall that should be considered.
  •  DIRECT STUDENT SUPPORT/CONTINUOUS LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES: Decisions for direct student support and continuous learning opportunities may include supplemental work days or contracted services that help prepare for the return to on-site instruction or days where students are actively under the supervision/instruction of personnel. Other types of support include, screening/formative/diagnostic assessment tools, interventions, preparation and testing for industry-recognized credentials, online learning modules, targeted summer programs, professional development, licenses for learning and simulation software, special population resources for at-risk students, mobile hands-on learning labs, and development of video lessons for skill attainment training. Districts should consider the learning needs of each child and the resources needed to address those needs.
  •  TECHNOLOGY: During the long-term remote learning period, the value of appropriate technology and use of effective technology tools has become an integral component of successful AMI plans. Districts should consider technology that supports remote learning or AMI that aligns with the district continuity of learning and operations plan (district support plan); this should be technology that supports blended learning models and enables students to learn from home and for teachers to teach essential standards. Technology that supports connectivity or adaptation of educational content to synchronous or asynchronous learning would be an appropriate consideration. Internet connectivity purchases should be compliant with the Child Internet Protection Act (CIPA). The use of ESSER funds for remote learning, which includes distance education as defined in ESEA section 8101 (14), so that students can continue learning during school closures should be considered priority. Purchases such as on-site computer labs, smart boards, etc. do not align with the priorities of the CARES Act.
  •  SYSTEMIC PROCEDURES: Systemic procedures can be defined as actions or systems that the school district implements in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and for recovery efforts that contribute to the return to onsite instruction for students and staff.

Who is eligible to apply for ESSER Funds?

LEAs (districts and charter schools) that receive Title I funds. Please see the USED guidance on how to calculate ESSER funds at https://oese.ed.gov/files/2020/05/ESSER-Fund-Frequently-Asked-Questions.pdf.

What are the funding allocations for LEAs?

Allocations will be posted on the DESE website at http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/lea-federal-funding/allocations.

What is the timeline for ESSER funds?

LEAs must obligate ESSER funds by September 30, 2022.

What are allowable expenditures of ESSER funds?

Expenditures must be reasonable, necessary and allocable under section 18003(d) of Division B of the CARES Act. Funds should be used to address the impact that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have on elementary and secondary public and participating non-public schools. Funds should address the district's continuity of learning and operations plan (district support plan). Funds should be utilized to prepare for remote learning, returning to onsite learning, and blended learning. Funds should address all teachers and students, including special populations and students most at-risk. CARES Act Section 18003 (d) outlines twelve (12) uses of funds. Those 12 uses of funds are included in the LEA application and assurances. COVID-19 related expenditures coded using the subject code CV that meet these guidelines may be paid from ESSER funds if expended on and after March 13, 2020.

What are the funding codes for ESSER funds?

The ESSER funding codes are available here.

What are the retention requirements for ESSER funds records?

Financial records, supporting (primary) documents, and all documentation of reasonable, necessary, and allocable must be retained for four (4) years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report. 2 CFR § 200.333

What are unallowable expenditures of ESSER funds?

LEAs are not allowed to use funds to (1) subsidize or offset executive salaries and benefits of individuals who are not employees of the SEA or LEA; or (2) expenditures related to state or local teacher or faculty unions or associations.

LEA Application and Assurance for ESSER Funds

Eligible LEAs should complete the application and assurances document and upload into the ESSER folder in Indistar by May 29, 2020. The LEA Assurances and Application for CARES Act – ESSER Fund is available in Word or PDF.

Section 427 of GEPA - Required

Eligible LEAs should complete Section 427 of GEPA, available in Word, and upload into the ESSER Folder in Indistar by June 30, 2020. Guidance is available at https://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/gepa427.pdf.

Contact Information for ESSER Funds

Please send any questions to ade.esser@arkansas.gov.

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions submitted to ade.esser@arkansas.gov will be compiled into a FAQ document.

Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund

Congress set aside approximately $3 billion of the $30.75 billion allotted to the Education Stabilization Fund through the CARES Act for the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER I) Fund. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA), was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provides an additional $4,053,060,000 for the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Fund.  Additional information about the GEER fund is available at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/governors-emergency-education-relief-fund/.

Emergency Assistance for Non-Public School (EANS) Program

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) provides $2.75 billion for the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund.  Under the EANS program, the U.S. Department will award grants by formula to each Governor with an approved Certification and Agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State.  Learn more about EANS at https://oese.ed.gov/offices/education-stabilization-fund/emergency-assistance-non-public-schools/

The State Education Agency (SEA) or Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) under Section 312(d) EANS will make up to $22,872,412 available to eligible Arkansas non-public schools.

Timeline for EANS Grant Awards:

EANS award approved and release to stateFebruary 12, 2021
Application opensMarch 11, 2021
Application closesMarch 29, 2021
All reimbursements and payments must be finalizedSeptember 30, 2023
Consultation with non-public schools regarding inventorySeptember 2023

 

Eligible Non-Public Schools: An eligible non-public school must meet the following criteria:
1. The school requesting services or assistance is a non-profit school.

2. The school requesting services or assistance existed and operated prior to March 13, 2020. 

3. The school requesting services or assistance is accredited, licensed, or otherwise approved to operate in accordance with State law.  A non-public school must be incorporated as per Ark. Code Ann. § 6-2-102.

4. The school requesting services or assistance did not and will not apply for and receive a loan under the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) (15 U.S.C. 636(a)(37)) that is made on or after December 27, 2020. 

NOTE: If a non-public school applies for a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020, but does not receive funds under the PPP, the school may apply for services or assistance under the EANS program, as long as the non-public school meets the requirements and deadlines of the application. If a non-public school applied for or received a PPP loan prior to December 27, 2020, it remains eligible for the EANS program. Similarly, if a non-public school applies for but does not receive services or assistance through EANS, nothing in the Education Stabilization Fund would preclude that non-public school from applying for and receiving a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020.

5. No expenses may be reimbursed through a loan guaranteed under the PPP (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) prior to December 27, 2020.

Timeline for submitting application: open March 11, 2021 through March 29, 2021 (at 11:59 pm).

Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=ADESE

  

Application Deadline: March 29, 2021 (at 11:59 pm).

Allocations:  DESE will determine the list of eligible non-public schools and then post the allocations.  Allocations will be determined by the proportional share of the total funds available for eligible non-public schools. Priority will be given based on poverty data from the census and COVID-19 data from ACHI.  Allocations for EANS funds will be posted on a Commissioner’s Memo and on the DESE website at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/fiscal-and-administrative-services/school-funding/emergency-assistance-for-non-public-schools-eans

Timeline for Funds: Reimbursement and payment with EANS funds must be completed by September 30, 2023.

Arkansas Administration of EANS Funds: It is managed using ClassWallet.

Arkansas ClassWallet Schools Login Webpage: https://app.classwallet.com/login.

Please see the list of approved vendors (filter by state). State Contracts, Office of State Procurement: https://www.transform.ar.gov/procurement/vendors/state-contracts/%C2%A0

Tips for Vendors: https://www.tips-usa.com/allvendors.cfm

Uses of Funds:  (all costs must be reasonable, necessary and allowable) https://oese.ed.gov/files/2021/03/Final-EANS-FAQ-2.0-3.19.21.pdf
All services or assistance provided under EANS, including equipment, materials, and any other items, shall be secular, neutral, and non-ideological.  The Non-Public School understands that the control of funds provided and title to materials, equipment, and property purchased with such funds, shall be in the public agency (SEA), and the SEA shall administer such funds, materials, equipment, and property.  The SEA must gain title to materials, equipment, and property for which it provides reimbursement or payment.   At the end of the CCRSA funds (September 2023) the SEA will consult with the non-public school to determine if materials, equipment, and property shall remain in use at the non-public school or must be returned to the SEA.  This consultation may require additional documentation from the non-public school.

An eligible non-public school may apply to receive services or assistance from the SEA or its contractors to address educational disruptions resulting from COVID-19 for:
A.           Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities
B.           Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
C.           Improving ventilation systems  (not available for reimbursement), including windows  (not available for reimbursement) or portable air purification systems
D.           Training and professional development for staff on sanitization, the use of PPE, and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases (not available for reimbursement)
E.           Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing
F.            Other materials, supplies or equipment recommended by the CDC for reopening and operation of school facilities to effectively maintain health and safety
G.           Expanding capacity to administer coronavirus testing to effectively monitor and suppress the virus
H.           Educational technology
I.             Redeveloping instructional plans for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss  (not available for reimbursement)
J.            Leasing sites or spaces to ensure social distancing
K.           Reasonable transportation costs
L.            Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss  (not available for reimbursement)
M.          Reimbursement for the expenses of any services or assistance described above that a non-public school incurred on or after March 13, 2020, except for:

 

  •  Improvements to ventilation systems (including windows), except for portable air purification systems, which may be reimbursed. 
  •  Staff training and professional development on sanitization, the use of PPE, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
  •  Developing instructional plans, including curriculum development, for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss.
  •   Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss.
  •  Any expenses reimbursed through a loan guaranteed under the PPP (15 U.S.C. 636(a)) prior to December 27, 2020.

Reimbursement of services or assistance:
An eligible non-public school may request reimbursement of reasonable, necessary, and allowable expenditures with proper documentation. Proper documentation includes a detailed invoice or bill of sale and a copy of a cleared check or credit/debit card statement for the same amount of each reimbursable item/total.  Written justification may be required to ensure the expenditures align with the requirements listed below:

  • Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities 
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Portable air purification systems
  • Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing
  • Other materials, supplies or equipment recommended by the CDC for reopening and operation of school facilities to effectively maintain health and safety https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/community/School-Admin-K12-readiness-and-planning-tool.pdf
  • Expanding capacity to administer coronavirus testing to effectively monitor and suppress the virus
  • Educational technology (including hardware, software, connectivity, assistive technology, or adaptive equipment)  Non-public schools will need to submit an inventory of educational technology including serial number or identification number, acquisition date, cost of property, location, and use and condition of the property. See sample format.
  • Leasing sites or spaces to ensure social distancing
  • Reasonable transportation costs

Requesting services or assistance (not available for reimbursement):
An eligible non-public school may request services or assistance. Please contact elizabeth.gomez@ade.arkansas.gov for consultation prior to submitting a request for the following services or assistance. DESE will require a work order including final delivery date prior to approval of services or assistance.  DESE will require documentation that any service or assistance has been received in full before payment is made to vendors.

  • Improving ventilation systems, including windows 
  • Training and professional development for staff on sanitization, the use of PPE, and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases 
    Redeveloping instructional plans for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss  
  • Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning loss 

Management of Inventory:
The SEA is required to manage items purchased under EANS for non-public school use.  Please keep in mind that:
Non-public schools may use items purchased with EANS funds throughout the EANS period of performance (through September 30, 2023) or until the items are no longer needed as per 34 CFR § 76.661.
Equipment the SEA purchases for non-public school use under EANS should be managed and disposed of in accordance with state laws and procedures as per 2 CFR § 200.313(b).
Supplies the SEA purchases for non-public school use under EANS should be managed and disposed of in accordance with federal rules for supplies as per 2 CFR § 200.314.
DESE will consult with non-public schools (September 2023) to determine appropriate disposal of equipment and supplies.

Technical Assistance: 
DESE will provide technical assistance to non-public schools through Commissioner's Memos, webinars, and upon request. General technical assistance will be posted on this webpage. Please send specific requests to elizabeth.gomez@ade.arkansas.gov


TopicDateSupporting Documents

EANS Webinar

"Using ClassWallet for EANS Services and Assistance"

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 11:30 a.m

Presentation Slides:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15Kr2uQx6sX3JYdSlBv3xvJXJkReIJF9XjKgQG8q_ic/edit#slide=id.gcf2bcdc661_2_74

 

Webinar Recording: https://youtu.be/_0nCuNSIQic

EANS WebinarFriday, March 12, 2021 at 10 a.mPresentation Slides:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WPuIYkHIPuswTihn2CijrUHcRmlpE6bae5kyN-_B9UA/edit?usp=sharing

 

Webinar Recording:
https://youtu.be/229V0XH7PnQ
Planning Sheets for Eligible Non-Public SchoolsFebruary 18, 2021https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t2ZiqQcYAo8IUA0nQSlxMj3uc_MDLMXNb6ApyyU1nFM/copy
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)Updated as new questions are submitted.  Please check frequently.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rbRxUFzMqa9D_w-1DH5ZylXF3cLRgl7ogIDw59X1xZM/edit?usp=sharing

 

Memo #Memo TitleDate Posted
COM-21-094
Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) and Webinar3/5/21
COM-21-040
EANS Eligibility Amounts4/15/21
COM-21-119
EANS Webinar April 21, 20214/19/21