Governor announces non-public-college approach for making use of for COVID relief

Rivermont School Greater Petersburg, located in Dinwiddie County, is shown in this undated photo. It is one of almost 500 private schools across Virginia that can apply for funds to help pay for COVID-related improvements to their facilities.

RICHMOND — Programs are now becoming taken from non-public schools throughout Virginia to get a share of federally specified dollars to aid them get again on monitor below the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Northam administration Thursday introduced that $2.75 billion in emergency education and learning reduction funding will be produced offered to support private elementary, middle and higher-faculty level training. That dollars will go into the Crisis Aid for Non-Public Colleges [EANS] software, which presents the funding centered on applications submitted by the qualified universities.

The application method is coordinated as a result of the state Department of Education.

“These resources will help our personal schools address pandemic-associated functioning expenses and assure they can proceed to meet the specific desires of their learners during this hard time and as we shift ahead,” Gov. Ralph S. Northam said in a statement announcing the phone for apps.