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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 were eligible to apply for funding under EANS provided that the school was in existence prior to March 13, 2020 and was not applying for or receiving a second round of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) on or after December 27, 2020.

Non-public schools were required to submit an application to receive services or assistance through the EANS program.

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 were 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 was posted to this webpage within 30 days of California’s receipt of the EANS funds. The application period was April 1 through April 26, 2021. Qualified applicants were notified of the individual award amount on May 12, 2021.

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). The EANS RFA was only completed and submitted via the online portal during the open application period from April 1 through April 26, 2021.

Funding Results

EANS Funding Results

EANS Expense Report Survey

The EANS Expense Report Survey link was emailed to all eligible recipients on July 2, 2021. It closed at 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2021.

EANS Webinars

The California Department of Education (CDE) will be conducting a webinar on September 21, 2021, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. to describe the options that schools will have in order to request services and assistance for items outlined in Category 3 of the EANS program. Note: Category 3 funds are available for services and will not expire until September 2023. The webinar link will be emailed to all eligible recipients and posted on the EANS webpage.

The CDE conducted a webinar on August 12, 2021 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. to provide information on how to submit an Expense Report to the CDE for items outlined in EANS Categories 1 and 2 on the RFA for reporting period 2. Reporting period 2 is from July 1 through August 15, 2021. The completed Expense report must be submitted to the CDE by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2021. The webinar link was emailed to all eligible recipients

Dates of the first quarter reporting period for the EANS Categories 1 and 2 were March 13, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The completed Expense Report must have been submitted to the CDE by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 31, 2021.

EANS Expense Report Webinar PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
The webinar was conducted on August 12, 2021

EANS Expense Report Webinar PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
The webinar was conducted on July 1, 2021.

EANS RFA Webinar PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
The webinar was conducted on April 5 and April 7, 2021.

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: Friday, September 3, 2021
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