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Over the past two years, the Education Development Center has been working with SERC to develop a set of tools that districts across the state can use to assess their current substance misuse prevention programming and inform the selection of new programs, practices, and strategies. This opportunity is available under a collaborative grant between SERC and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS).

SERC, in collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), will offer a one-year opportunity to one district that includes 10 days of virtual coaching and technical assistance with SERC consultants. The selected district will be eligible for a stipend of $11, 500 to support implementation of action planning and associated costs.
This grant is a collaborative effort between DMHAS and SERC.

Learn More Here: Grant Information Flyer (PDF)
Grant Application: Grant Application (PDF)
Contact Bianca Irizarry for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act), Pub. L. No. 116-260 (December 27, 2020), Congress first authorized the Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) program as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Fund to provide emergency services or assistance to non-public schools in the wake of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act), Pub. L. No. 117-2 (March 11, 2021), authorized a second round of funding (ARP EANS) to provide services or assistance to non-public schools. With two exceptions, the requirements of ARP EANS are the same as those in section 312(d) of the CRRSA Act. The two exceptions are: (1) a State educational agency (SEA) may only provide services or assistance under ARP EANS to non-public schools that enroll a significant percentage of students from low-income families and are most impacted by the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency and (2) an SEA may not use ARP EANS funds to provide reimbursements to any non-public school for costs the school incurred to address the impact of COVID-19 emergency.

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) may provide services or assistance to non-public schools under the EANS program directly or through a contract with an individual, association, agency, or organization. To better facilitate this program under the deadlines, CSDE has contracted with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to disseminate and collect applications and to provide the services and assistance under the EANS program. To receive services or assistance under the EANS program, an eligible non-public school must submit an application to SERC. CSDE must prioritize services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by COVID-19.

A non-public school may apply to receive a variety of services or assistance from SERC to address educational disruptions resulting from COVID-19. Services and assistance include, for example, supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities; personal protective equipment (PPE); training and professional development for staff on sanitation, PPE, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19; temporary physical barriers to facilitate social distancing; and educational technology to assist students and teachers with remote or hybrid learning.

The deadline to apply for ARP EANS assistance is Friday, November 19th, at 5 p.m.
Applicants will be notified of decisions within 30 days of receipt.

Contact information
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ARP EANS Application
The ARP EANS Application is completed online.
Visit to complete the application.

Supporting Documents:
When completing the online application, you will be asked to upload supporting documents. You may wish to read an offline version of the application beforehand, and complete related forms (linked below) before starting the application.
      ARP EANS Addendum 1: Covid Impact Calculator Worksheet Updated November 5: Please include this worksheet with your ARP-EANS Application.

      ARP EANS Application - Offline Reference version
      ARP EANS Materials Order Form (WB Mason)
      ARP EANS Educational Technology Request Form
      ARP EANS SERC Contracted Services Request Form

American Rescue Plan Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (ARP EANS)
Informational Webinar
Thursday, October 28, 2021: 9:00 -10:00am EST

Register here:

Commisioner Russell-Tucker

The State Education Resource Center joins Connecticut’s educational community in congratulating Acting Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker as our newest Commissioner of Education. We at SERC are personally elated to have Charlene leading Connecticut education into the future. For many years, she has been a critical partner, tireless advocate, and longtime friend. Charlene’s vision and leadership have guided SERC through her numerous prior roles in the CT State Department of Education, and as a member of our own SERC Board of Directors. Her unwavering support during some of the most challenging times has projected hope, a welcome face as the state prepares for a new school year focused on equity, access, and safety. We know Charlene as a collaborative leader who always puts our state’s children and their families first.

We look forward to your continued success, Commissioner. Congratulations!