Schools that received EANS I funding allocations need to spend the funding now. If not, the private schools will lose about $5m on June 30.
EANS I is the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools federal relief program approved by the Department of Education in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides emergency financial assistance to eligible non-public schools across the country.
The State Government changed the EANS I allocation. As a result, OSPI only received authority to spend $9.2 million in the 2023-25 biennium, which starts on July 1, 2023. As of May 1, EANS I schools had $14.1 million left to spend, which means OSPI would lose the authority to pay the difference between these two amounts after June 30, 2023. EANS I schools can still submit reimbursements (claims) until November 15, 2023, for goods/services received as of September 30, 2023, but OSPI will be limited to paying $9.2 million.
WFIS encourages all schools to send reimbursement requests to OSPI by June 30.
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