SERC Programs


Alert: EANS Application Deadline has been extended to April 19!
The deadline for applying for the EANS program has been extended by two weeks to Monday, April 19, 2021 at 5 PM, to allow schools ample time to complete and submit the application.

Updated FAQ: The FAQ from the CT State Department of Education has been updated. Download the updated FAQ, dated 3-26-21

Frequently Asked Questions, Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program . This new FAQ has been provided by the U.S. Department of Education, dated March 19, 2021.

An EANS Informational Webinar was held by the CT State Department of Education on Tuesday, March 16.
To review the questions and answers shared during the webinar, view the Webinar FAQ.

Emergency Assistance for Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act was signed into law on December 27, 2020, and provides another round of funding for States to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in K-12 schools. The CRRSA Act provides $5.4 billion for the EANS program, which is part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER II) Fund. Under the EANS program, the U.S. Department of Education awarded grants by formula to each Governor to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State.

The Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has contracted with the State Education Resource Center (SERC) to distribute and collect applications, and to coordinate the services and assistance under the EANS program. To receive services or assistance under the EANS program, an eligible non-public school must submit an application to SERC. CSDE must prioritize services or assistance to non-public schools that enroll low-income students and are most impacted by COVID-19.

A non-public school may apply to receive a variety of services or assistance to address educational disruptions resulting from COVID-19. Services and assistance include, for example, supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities; personal protective equipment (PPE); training and professional development for staff on sanitation, PPE, and minimizing the spread of COVID-19; temporary physical barriers to facilitate social distancing; educational technology to assist students and teachers with remote or hybrid learning; and reimbursement of most allowable expenses incurred after March 13, 2020.

The deadline to apply for EANS assistance has been extended to April 19, at 5 p.m. (previously Aprill 5). Applicants will be notified of decisions within 30 days of receipt.

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EANS Application
The application for the EANS Program is available in MS Word Format. Access it using this link:

Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program Application.

The application was updated on 3/31/21, to reflect the extended submission deadline.

Please visit this link to be added to the EANS email distribution list.