GEER Assistance to Private Schools (GAPS) Grant Program

The Governor's Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) Assistance to Private Schools (GAPS) grant program was authorized by the Office of the Governor (OOG) to provide funding to non-public schools to address COVID-19 related activities associated with safely reopening schools, continuing instruction, addressing learning loss, promoting school safety, and supporting educational technology. 

The GAPS grant program is part of the GEER II Fund, authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). This program allows for eligible private non-profit schools to request services to address needs identified and caused by the pandemic, including limited school safety related activities.

GAPS Request for Services 

Application for request of GAPS services. 

*Note: The application deadline is January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm CST. 

TEA Guidance and FAQ

Refer to the GAPS Grant Program FAQ for answers to common questions.

Use the GAPS FAQ Submission form to submit new GAPS questions to TEA staff.

GAPS Allowable Services and Assistance by Category

GAPS Statewide Training Video and Slide Deck (12/11/2022)

GAPS Grant Program Timeline

Date Event
12/6/2022 TEA releases GAPS program application to PNPs; TEA notifies PNPs of application availability.
1/31/2023 PNP applications due to TEA; TEA must approve/deny PNP applications within 30 days of receipt.
2/28/2023 Last day for TEA to approve PNP applications.
3/15/2023 Final day for TEA to announce service allocation amounts for eligible PNPs.
4/2023 Approved PNPs will begin to receive services, if not before, from the contracted public entity selected by TEA. NOTE: The contracted public entity will be following statewide procurement processes, and as a result, it will be no earlier than this date.
9/30/2024 Last day for PNPs to receive services under GAPS program funding.


Contact Information

Reach GAPS staff directly via email at the following address: