What is the EANS Grant Program?
The Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) grant program will provide funding for services and assistance to Michigan non-public schools to address COVID-19-related educational disruptions.
Non-public schools must apply to the Michigan Department of Education. Base and additional funding will be awarded to schools with the highest need as determined by poverty criteria. At this time the process to apply has not been released. That information will be added to this page when it becomes available. Sign up to receive updates and announcements, including application details.
Your EANS Grant application includes a section with requests for future services. We are proud to partner with the Michigan Association of Non-public Schools and offer resources and tools to address your students’ needs. The following programs qualify for EANS Grant funding and address students’ social-emotional needs and learning gaps.
Do your students need social-emotional learning (SEL) and mental health support? Through Suite360, we provide comprehensive SEL programming, including thousands of lessons, videos, and activities. Your students can explore more than 600 topics ranging from stress management to nutrition and wellness, while you can engage in practical training that tackles issues such as cyberbullying and de-escalating conflict.
Make sure your students are ready for their next math class or grade level. EdReady Math assesses students’ knowledge, and then builds a personalized learning path to fill those learning gaps. You can implement EdReady as a schoolwide initiative or use the program to provide extra support for individual students.
Essentials Courses begin with a diagnostic assessment to identify students’ knowledge of the content in the course so they only have to complete the units in which they do not have mastery. A highly qualified, Michigan-certified teacher leads each course to ensure your students are receiving the best education in more than 24 different subjects.
We’re sorry to inform you that we have reached capacity for several of our Semester 1 and Trimester 1 courses. You’ll notice when attempting to enroll students in our Student Learning Portal that some courses are unavailable. While we are no longer accepting new enrollments for these courses at this time, many courses continue to remain open for enrollment.
With many students across the state 100% remote, demand for our online courses is greater than ever before. Because every course we offer is taught by a Michigan-certified teacher, this high volume of enrollments has created capacity issues for our teachers who provide each and every student with individual feedback.
While the Michigan Virtual team anticipated and planned for significant increases in student enrollments this Fall, the increased demand we’ve experienced has been unprecedented. As a result, we are taking steps to hire even more part-and full-time teachers to support larger numbers of student enrollments for Semester 2 as well as for Trimester 2 and 3.
For schools that still need online learning options this year, please fill out the form at the bottom of our virtual pathways page to meet with someone to discuss other solutions. While some of our teacher-led courses are full, we may still have the capacity to help you in upcoming terms or can discuss timing to implement a whole-school or collaborative program in which local teachers from your school/district use our online course content to teach students. We also have free course content and resources available for you to use.
We know this is an incredibly stressful time for all, and we’re sorry if the courses you’re looking for are unavailable. We never want to turn away a student who wants to learn from us. Our top concern, however, is student success, and we have a policy to not take on additional enrollments if we cannot guarantee that all students will have a quality online learning experience.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate the unusually high volume of enrollments we are receiving.