Non-public schools and state education agencies will learn how to make best use of new American Rescue Plan funds

CAMDEN, N.J., July 28, 2021 – Catapult Learning, a provider of intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools, today announced a free new webinar examining the second round of Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS II).

What EANS II Means for Nonpublic Schools and State Education Agencies” will be held live on Thursday, July 29, from 3-4 p.m. EDT, and offers information on timelines, eligibility requirements and allowable uses. The webinar is part of Catapult’s series exploring the opportunities created by the American Rescue Plan (ARP) for schools and state education agencies (SEAs).

The U.S. Department of Education on July 9 posted information on requirements regarding the implementation of the EANS program. State governors have until no later than Sept. 9 to apply for funding. The funds – $2.75 billion in total – will remain available through Sept. 30, 2023, for use by governors “to provide services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll a significant percentage of low-income students and are most impacted by the qualifying emergency.”

Co-hosted by Catapult Learning’s Jason Botel, vice president of strategic partnerships; Daniel Piotrowski, senior director of customer insights; and Michelle Doyle, CEO of Michelle Doyle Educational Consulting, the panelists will help participants digest the updated information released with the application, including the specifics of eligibility requirements and how the funds can be usefully deployed to instructional settings.

“The American Rescue Plan can seem overwhelming, though it allows state education leaders to have a direct role in helping students recover academically and socially coming out of the pandemic,” said Botel, former senior White House advisor for education and acting assistant secretary of elementary and secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. “It’s critical our state, local, and private school partners fully understand how to obtain and utilize this funding to ensure all students receive the education they deserve. Our goal for the webinar is to empower attendees with the knowledge they need to move forward with their EANS II applications.”

Among eligible uses of EANS funds are support for health and safety and education, including technology and tutoring programs such as Catapult’s High-Dosage Tutoring. Designed for students in grades K-12, High-Dosage Tutoring features an approach that includes personalized learning plans to guide instruction and differentiation for each student, helping to close significant learning gaps created by COVID-19.

To view details and register for the July 29 webinar, sign up here. To learn more about Catapult Learning’s COVID Recovery Program, download the 2021-2022 program overview here.

About Catapult Learning
Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in both public and nonpublic K-12 schools. Our 5,000 educators deliver evidence-based programs that include student instruction, family support services, and professional development designed to help teachers’ efforts to successfully integrate proven practices into the classroom. Executed by a team of experienced coaches, our professional development services strengthen the capacity of teachers and leaders to raise and sustain student achievement, improving education and overall quality of life. Intervention programs support struggling learners with instruction tailored to the unique needs of each student. Across the country, Catapult Learning partners with 500+ school districts, including 18 of the 20 largest, to produce positive outcomes that promote academic and professional growth. Additionally, Catapult has strong partnerships in place with the U.S Department of Defense Education Activity and the Center on Teaching & Learning at the University of Oregon. Learn more at

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