After months of wrangling and negotiations, Congress passed a new round of COVID relief on December 21, 2020. The legislation, now signed into law, establishes a new $2.75 billion Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program. Details of the EANS program are as follows:
-The governor of each state will have until February 8, 2021 to apply for that state’s share of the funds.
-Each state’s State Educational Agency (SEA) will administer the program.
-Each state’s allotment is determined by the number of children at or below 185% of poverty attending private
schools in that state.
Also in Outlook this month:
-Miguel Cardona for Education Secretary
-Secretary DeVos Resigns
-Paycheck Protection Program Renewed
-Relief Bill Says "No," Executive Order Says "Yes"
-Michigan Litigation Update
-Federal Court Sides with Ohio Christian Schools