CRRSA EANS Services & Assistance

Providing Equitable Services to Students and Teachers in Non-public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education launched the Emergency Assistance for Non-Public School (EANS) initiative through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Act (CRRSA) in December 2020. The bill enabled the Governor to secure and for the Nebraska Department of Education to administrate $17 million in funds to address the impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) through academic recovery and acceleration and supplement safety efforts for K-12 non-public schools in the State.

Key Takeaways

  • Reserved from GEER II Funds
  • The period of allowability is from 3/13/2020-9/30/2023, giving schools the option to offset costs incurred since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Prioritizes private schools that enroll low-income students and “are most impacted” by the national emergency


The Department will allocate services or assistance to non-public schools serving K-12 students accredited or approved to operate in accordance with Nebraska Administrative Rule 10 or 14, respectively, prior to March 13, 2020.  A non-public school is still eligible for EANS if the school was granted a Personal Paycheck Protection (PPP) prior to December 27, 2020 and/or will provide an assurance that the entity did not apply for and receive a PPP loan on or after December 27, 2020.

Program Timeline

March 1 – Preliminary allocations posted
March 1 – Application available to the Nebraska non-public schools
March 1-30 – Schools complete and submit their applications
April 1-30 – Final allocations calculated and posted
May 1 –  Schools may begin qualifying scope of request (budget) and begin requesting services or assistance

Distribution of Services and Assistance

Services and assistance will be requested by schools and distributed to schools through a third-party vendor.


Commissioner’s Message: EANS Fund Final Allocations and Third Party Vendor (04/21/2021)

EANS Allowable Services or Assistance Table (04/22/2021)

EANS Rollout NDE and FACTS slides PDF (04/21/2021)

Nonpublic Final Allocations – 04/21/2021

Allowable Services

Commissioner’s Message: EANS Fund Allocations & Application

EANS Program Application (Due Date March 30, 2020)

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools EANS – Presentation (03/01/2021)

Frequently Asked Questions

EANS Resources

U.S. Department of Education: Frequently Asked Questions
U.S. Department of Education: EANS Website
Nebraska Department of Education Inquiries:

Updated March 22, 2022 8:37am