Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS)

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has contracted with the ESC of Central Ohio (ESC) to provide services and assistance to 60 Central Ohio nonpublic schools that received an Emergency Assistance to Nonpublic Schools (EANS) Final Service Amount.  

The ESC will provide services and assistance to these nonpublic schools on behalf of ODE and in accordance with the CRRSA Act and U.S. Department of Education guidance on the EANS program. In addition, the ESC will assist ODE in meeting all compliance, monitoring, and reporting responsibilities for provision of services and assistance to these nonpublic schools.



Questions? Attend Virtual Office Hours
Thursday, August 5, 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, August 12, 10:00am-12:00pm
Thursday, August 19, 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, August 26, 10:00-11:00am
Thursday, September 2, 10:00-11:00am

All office hours will be held virtually in Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/92170346777
 Meeting ID: 921 7034 6777

Federal Funds | Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) 
Period of availability: March 13, 2020 through September 30, 2023
  • Expended by June 30, 2023 and liquidated by September 30, 2023
  • ESC contracts with ODE end on June 30, 2023

State Education Agency (SEA) required to provide services to Non-Public Schools (NPS)
  • SEA is Ohio Department of Education (ODE) for the State of Ohio
  • ODE contracting with Educational Service Centers (ESCs) in Ohio to provide the services on their behalf

Activities to be performed by ESC through agreement
  • ESC performs services under the control and supervision of ODE
  • ESC after consultation with Non-Public Schools (NPS) will determine the manner and method of providing services.

Contact us regarding EANS


ESC/ODE Agreement commences July 1, 2021
  • Services Provided must begin on this date or after
  • Goods/Equipment purchased must be after this date
  • Allowable reimbursements will occur after this date
ESC invoices ODE for any of the above allowable expenditures

Consultation with NPS
  • Jim Marion and David Varda
    • Review approve application to determines needs

Services-Instructional or Otherwise
  • ESC may/will assign current staff to provide the service
  • ESC may contract with service providers
    • Service Providers currently working with NPS would be eligible but would need to contract with ESCCO
  • ESC may need to employ personnel to meet need
    • ESC will consider individuals identified by NPS
    • Any individual employed by the ESC would have to meet onboarding requirements
      • Licensure
      • Background Check-FBI/BCI
      • Other employment policies

Goods or Products
  • ESC Purchasing Procedures
  • Governed by Ohio Revised Code
  • Governing Board Policies and Administrative Regulations/Procedures
    • Uniform Guidance-Procurement Regulations
    • Purchases 10,000 to 250,000
    • Two or more quotes required
    • 250,000 and above
    • Competitive Bid or Proposal Process required
  • EANS Reimbursements for expenses by NPS
    • Must meet areas as identified in the Application and USDOE Guidelines and any additional guidelines promulgated by ODE
    • Does not allow for reimbursement of  personnel costs
    • Does not allow for reimbursements of certain items detailed in USDOE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Learn about Other ESC Services

Student Services | The ESC offers direct student services within schools or in standalone educational programming providing:  
  • Mental health and social-emotional support
  • Alternative education support
  • Special education classrooms support
  • Related services
  • Elementary tutors for students in reading and math
  • Attendance support and more. 

Educator Services | The ESC offers educator services to professionally develop administrative and teaching staff in important areas such as:
  • Leadership
  • Special education
  • English learners
  • Gifted
  • Digital teaching and learning
  • Social-emotional learning
  • Mental health and wellness and more. 

Business Services | The ESC offers business services to help streamline:
  • Back office processes
  • Human resources
  • Payroll
  • Background check services
  • Communications
  • Printing services and more. 

For more information on any ESC service or to be directed to someone for assistance, please contact us at [email protected].