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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program

A program sponsored under the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to provide funding to non-public Private Schools and eligible Non-Public Schools, 2021.

As part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, (CRRSA Act) Public Law 116-260, Congress set aside $2.75 billion of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund specifically to provide emergency assistance to students and teachers in non-public schools through the Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools (EANS) program.

The purpose of the EANS program is to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the state. Non-public schools are eligible to apply for funding under EANS provided that the school was in existence prior to March 13, 2020 and is not applying for or receiving a second round of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) on or after December 27, 2020.

Non-public schools are required to submit an application to receive services or assistance through the EANS program. Additional information on the timing and process for applying for EANS assistance is forthcoming.

For purposes of the EANS program, an eligible non-public school is an elementary or secondary school that is:

  • Non-profit;
  • Accredited, licensed, or otherwise operates in accordance with State law;
  • Was in existence prior to March 13, 2020, the date the President declared the national emergency due to COVID-19; and
  • Did not, and will not, apply for and receive a loan under the PPP (15 U.S.C. 636[a][37]) that is made on or after December 27, 2020.

Based on the eligibility criteria, non-public private schools are eligible to apply for EANS funding.

Application for Funding

On February 22, 2021, Governor Newsom submitted a signed certification and agreement for California’s EANS award. An application for funding will be posted to this webpage within 30 days of California’s receipt of the EANS funds.

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program Funding

Reference Only—Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools Program Application(DOCX)
This is a Reference Only version of the EANS Request for Application (RFA) and should not be submitted to the California Department of Education (CDE). The EANS RFA can only be completed and submitted via the online portal.

Emergency Assistance to Non-public Schools Program Application External link opens in new window or tab.
The EANS RFA can only be completed and submitted via the application link above. The link will be available on this webpage from April 12, 2021 through April 26, 2021. Applications must be submitted via the electronic portal by April 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed.

  • EANS Cover Sheet (PDF)
    Applicant will provide the Cover Sheet as a scanned PDF attachment. The signature of the school representative must either be an original ink signature or authenticated e-signature.
  • EANS Schools List (XLSX)
    An organization that has governing authority over a group of schools may submit an application on behalf of its member schools. List all schools submitted in the application in the chart provided. The organization is responsible for maintaining data and other information for all applicable schools.

EANS RFA Webinar

Please click this link to download the EANS RFA webinar PowerPoint slides (PDF). The recording from the Wednesday, April 7, 2021 webinar will be posted soon.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

EANS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Additional Links

U.S. Department of Education (ED) Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program External link opens in new window or tab.

ED Frequently Asked Questions: Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

California Department of Education (CDE) CRRSA Act Funding

CDE Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funding

Questions:   Title I Policy, Program, and Support Office | EANS@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
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