Time Is Running Out! Don’t Miss Out on Florida’s EANS Grant for Non-Public Schools
Looking to expand your private school with outdoor classrooms? The Florida Department of Education’s Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Grant Program can help.
The EANS program was created to address educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in eligible private schools. It provides reimbursements and vendor payments for equipment and services recommended by the CDC for maintaining health and safety, including sanitation supplies, ventilation systems, physical barriers and more.
Reimbursements for Apollo Shades are available under EANS to create outdoor classrooms, which are recommended by the CDC to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The deadline to submit reimbursement or vendor payment requests is June 1, 2023. Find out more about the EANS program here.
Although most COVID-19 mandates have been lifted, outdoor classrooms have remained prevalent nation-wide. Research indicates that not only do outdoor classes help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they can also improve student test scores and behavior.
Integrating outdoor classrooms in your school can encourage the healthy social conditions of campus life without sacrificing safety. Also, conducting classes in open air eliminates the need for bulky and distracting barriers intended to reduce the spread of COVID.
Pioneers in the shade industry, Apollo Sunguard is the oldest privately owned commercial shade manufacturer in the country. From fabrics and steel to innovative engineering, our quality is unmatched. That is why we have the industry’s leading warranty.
Apollo shades can drop ambient temperatures by as much as 20 degrees and block up to 96% of harmful UV rays, allowing your students and staff to work comfortably under the hot sun. They are rot, mold and mildew resistant and virtually maintenance-free. Our patented Quick-Release System™ comes with most structures, so shades can be easily removed in case of an emergency or severe storm.
School safety is a priority at Apollo, which is why our shades are built to resist up to 180 mph winds and are rated a Class 1 fire-resistant material by the Southwest Research Institute.
We offer a wide array of shade fabric and steel colors. School logos can also be printed on shade structures for a personalized look.
Our Hip Roofs and larger Titan shades make great outdoor classrooms. They can also provide spacious open-air dining areas that are more hygienic than crowded enclosed ones. Despite their tough composition, Apollo fabrics are extremely breathable and permit excellent ventilation. And our shades are endlessly interconnectable, so however small or large your campus and classrooms, we offer reliable solutions.