Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools Program (EANS)

The federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CRRSA) includes the Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools Program (EANS) within the Governor’s Emergency Education Fund (GEER II).

The EANS program is established to provide services and assistance to eligible nonpublic schools to address educational disruptions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Non-profit nonpublic schools that meet the State’s definition of elementary and secondary schools and that were authorized or registered to operate in Maryland prior to March 13, 2020 are eligible to apply for EANS program funding. Additionally, eligible nonpublic schools must certify that the nonpublic school is not applying for or receiving Payroll Protection Program (PPP) assistance on or after December 27, 2020. EANS programs funds will be used to reimburse nonpublic schools for costs incurred for “secular, neutral, and non-ideological” services and assistance, including sanitization, personal protective equipment, COVID testing, educational technology, and connectivity. Maryland will prioritize low income students through the per pupil allocations.

Please email mdeansprogram.msde@maryland.gov if you have any questions or concerns.


Nonpublic schools must submit the signed, completed Certification Documentation by midnight, EST
on April 2, 2021.


Contact Information

mdeansprogram.msde@maryland.gov