CRRSA Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) I Grant Program

The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) grant is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) II Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act signed into law in December 2020.

EANS provides funding for services to non-public schools suffering the impact of COVID-19. Allowable uses of EANS funding include costs associated with safely reopening schools, continuing instruction, addressing learning loss, supporting educational technology, and reimbursing for certain coronavirus-related expenses.

Funds may be used for pre-award costs dating back to March 13, 2020, when the COVID-19 national emergency was declared, and must be fully expended by September 30, 2023.

CRRSA EANS I Round Two Application Now Open

The CRRSA EANS I Round Two application is now available online, with an application deadline of October 8, 2021. With questions, or if you need technical assistance, please email EANS@tea.texas.gov.

TEA Announcements

August 30, 2021:

The CRRSA EANS I Round Two application is available online. The application deadline is October 8th, 2021.

August 17, 2021:

The statewide training on CRRSA EANS I Round Two is now live. Please visit that training prior to the live Q&A sessions.

August 11, 2021:

The contract with the prospective education service center (ESC) has been executed. The ESC that will be assisting with reimbursement and procurements for services and assistance is ESC Region 10 in Richardson, Texas.

Region 10 will assist PNPs participating in the CRRSA EANS I program in completing the reimbursement and procurement process for services and assistance throughout the grant period.

Region 10 ESC will host a kickoff meeting with participating private schools next week to discuss processes and procedures for receiving services. The meeting invitation will be sent out from Region 10 to the private school contact person(s).

Region 10’s EANS materials are available from the Region 10 website.

For more information, please contact eans@region10.org.

August 6, 2021 *UPDATED* :

CRRSA EANS I Round Two Q&A session dates are now scheduled. Please register using the links below. Prior to the first session, the CRRSA EANS I Round Two training will be posted to the EANS webpage.

Register for Q&A Session #1: 9:00 a.m. on Weds., Aug. 26, 2021

Register for Q&A Session #2: 9:00 a.m. on Mon., Aug. 30, 2021

Register for Q&A Session #3: 9:00 a.m. on Thurs., Sept. 2, 2021

June 28, 2021:

All approved EANS I requests from private nonprofit schools, as previously notified, will be fully funded. Round 2 requests may be reduced proportionally based on the required prioritization criteria as needed.

USDE has clarified the following types of activities as unallowable under EANS. If TEA had previously approved these items, they will be removed from your application before determining the amounts for services.

  • Touchless toilets
  • Touchless faucets
  • Substitute teachers while PNP teachers are out with COVID-19

TEA will continue to update the allowable/unallowable activity list as USDE provides clarifications.

CRRSA EANS Round One Approved Service Allocations

Service allocations for CRRSA EANS I Round One were made public on July 12th, 2021. This will service as the official award date for PNPs.

Service Allocation List for EANS I

How to Receive EANS Information Directly from TEA

Information will be shared through TEPSAC and TPSA and through TEA's private nonprofit school (PNP) email list. If you are not on our email list for private schools, you may join at the Texas Education Agency Updates page by following these steps:

  1. Choose your subscription type (the way you would like to receive updates).
  2. Enter your email address or text information and click "Submit."
  3. On the lengthy list of available topics that opens, scroll down to the bolded Texas Schools heading.
  4. Check the box next to Private Nonprofit (PNP) Schools.
  5. Click Submit at the bottom of the page.

TEA Guidance and FAQ

Refer to the EANS Grant Program FAQ for answers to common questions. Use the EANS FAQ Submission form to submit new EANS questions to TEA staff. 

The following guidance is also available: 

Find additional grant-related guidance on the Department of Grant Compliance and Administration YouTube playlist.

Low-Income Determination Data

Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch Income Eligibility Criteria: This information may be helpful to private schools in determining local low-income data that is aligned to National Free- and Reduced-Price Lunch eligibility data.

Title I Campus List by District Name, with Low Income Student Percentage: This information can be used by private schools using the proportionality method to determine their number of low income students.

CRRSA EANS I Program Timeline

Date Event
02/26/2021 TEA receives EANS award from USDE
03/22/2021 TEA publishes EANS website
03/26/2021 TEA releases EANS application to PNPs; TEA notifies PNPs through email via the PNP listserv and TEPSAC/TPSA
05/28/2021 PNP applications due to TEA; TEA must approve/deny PNP applications within 30 days of receipt
06/28/2021 Last day for TEA to approve PNP applications
07/23/2021 Final day for TEA to announce amounts of Services for eligible PNPs
08/23/2021 Approved PNPs will begin to receive services, if not before, from the contracted public entity selected by TEA
08/30/2021 TEA will open a second round of applications for EANS I services
10/11/2021 PNP applications due to TEA for EANS I Round Two; TEA must approve/deny PNP applications within 30 days of receipt
11/19/2021 Last day for TEA to approve PNP applications for EANS I Round Two
12/06/2021 Funding allocations made public, if not before, from the TEA on EANS website
09/30/2023 Last day for PNPs to receive services under EANS

Federal Guidance

The USDE Department of Education (USDE) publishes a FAQ on the EANS grant program, which is linked to the USDE's main EANS page. The FAQ addresses issues related to PNP eligibility (Section C) and types of services and assistance available (Section D).