The Division of
Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) will provide eligible Arkansas
non-public schools with EANS services and assistance under Section 312(d) EANS.
discussing “Using ClassWallet for EANS Services and Assistance” will be held on
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 10:00 am. All non-public schools are
encouraged to participate by joining the zoom link at https://zoom.us/j/92668669715?pwd=VkJHQ2ZVRU1nN2dyek9QQWJMcFRrUT09
will be recorded and posted on the DESE Cares Act webpage at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/public-school-accountability/federal-programs/cares-act
Allocations: Eligibility amounts for
non-public schools are posted at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/fiscal-and-administrative-services/school-funding/emergency-assistance-for-non-public-schools-eans
Reimbursement and payment with EANS funds must be completed by September 30,
Uses of Funds: (all costs must be reasonable, necessary, and allowable)
to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities
Protective Equipment (PPE)
ventilation systems, including windows or portable air purification
and professional development for staff on sanitization, the use of PPE,
and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases
barriers to facilitate social distancing
materials, supplies or equipment recommended by the CDC for reopening and
operation of school facilities to effectively maintain health and safety
capacity to administer coronavirus testing to effectively monitor and
suppress the virus
instructional plans for remote or hybrid learning or to address learning
sites or spaces to ensure social distancing
and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote or
hybrid learning or to address learning loss
for the expenses of any services or assistance described above that a
non-public school incurred on or after March 13, 2020, except for:
to ventilation systems (including windows), except for portable air
purification systems, which may be reimbursed.
training and professional development on sanitization, the use of PPE,
and minimizing the spread of COVID-19.
instructional plans, including curriculum development, for remote or
hybrid learning or to address learning loss.
and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote
or hybrid learning or to address learning loss.
expenses reimbursed through a loan guaranteed under the PPP (15 U.S.C.
636(a)) prior to December 27, 2020.
Sheets for Eligible Non-Public Schools are
available at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t2ZiqQcYAo8IUA0nQSlxMj3uc_MDLMXNb6ApyyU1nFM/edit?usp=sharing
will provide technical assistance to non-public schools through Commissioner's
Memos, webinars, and upon request. General technical assistance will be posted
on the CARES Act webpage available at https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/Offices/public-school-accountability/federal-programs/cares-act
specific requests for assistance to Elizabeth.Gomez@ade.arkansas.gov or Ombudsman,
Bobby Lester Bobby.Lester@ade.arkansas.gov