Education Grants + Federal Funding

This page was last updated: Summer 2021

With new grants entering the k-12 sphere every day, it’s hard to keep up with what they cover and understanding whether your school can use them.

To help, we compiled a list of top education grant options when it comes to using PikMyKid! Read on to learn about: EANS, ESSER I, II, & III, Title I, Title II, Title III, Title IV, and IDEA

Education Grants + Federal Funding

What is EANS?

The Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools I (EANS) came out of the December 2020 CRRSA (Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations) Act.

EANS I requires that funds be obligated within 6 months and spent no later than Sept. 30, 2022, with an additional year available if requested by the state (meaning funds can be spent until Sept.30, 2023).

EANS II also requires that funds be obligated within 6 months; they must be spent no later than Sept. 30, 2023, with an additional year available if requested by the state (allowing spending until Sept. 30, 2024).

What Can EANS Funds be Used for?

The EANS Funding can be used by non-profit private schools for many of the same things that public schools are using ESSER Funds for (some items have been shortened for length):

  • Supplies to sanitize, disinfect, and clean school facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Improving ventilation systems
  • Training and professional development for staff on sanitation, the use of PPE, and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases

  • Physical barriers to facilitate social distancing
  • Other materials, supplies, or equipment to implement public health protocol
  • Expanding capacity to administer coronavirus testing to effectively monitor and suppress coronavirus
  • Educational technology (including hardware, software, connectivity, assistive tech, and adaptive equipment) to assist with remote or hybrid learning.
  • Redeveloping instructional plans to address learning loss

  • Leasing of sites or spaces to ensure safe social distancing to implement public health protocols
  • Reasonable transportation costs
  • Initiating and maintaining education and support services or assistance for remote learning, hybrid learning, or to address learning loss
  • Reimbursement for the expenses of any services or assistance described above that a nonpublic school incurred on or after March 13, 2020 (see full EANS documentation for list of exceptions)

How does PMK fall under the Education Grant EANS?

  • PikMyKid trainings inform teachers and staff about minimizing the spread of infectious diseases through our facilitating of social distancing and other features 
  • Our software enables social distancing, health questionnaires, contact tracing, and communication 
  • Our parent messaging options help parents keep in touch with the school staff and teacher
  • Our check-in options enable students to check-in for remote learning

Interested in Using EANS Funds for PikMyKid?


In response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the U.S. Congress over passed the CARES Act, CRRSA Act and ARP Act, relief packages designed in part to provide states with both funding and streamlined waivers to give state educational agencies (SEAs) necessary flexibilities to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The relief packages have included almost $200 billion in emergency education funding, channeled for public schools mainly through the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER Fund).

State awards for the ESSER Funds, round I, II and III, are in the same proportion that each state received under Title I, Part A in fiscal year (FY) 2019–20. Each state must use no less than 90 percent of its allocation to make subgrants to local education agencies (LEAs), based on each LEA’s share of funds received under Title I, Part A in fiscal year 2019–20.

How PikMyKid aligns to the ESSER Funding

Offers health questionnaire for morning drop-offs

  • Daily health reminders to check-in for symptoms
  • Now a mental health/SEL check-in tool for many schools

Enables Social distancing during arrival and dismissal

  • Decreased Congregation in common areas
  • Classroom driven so students aren’t waiting en masse for dismissal, etc.

Quarantine notifications notify parents of exposure

  • Customize notification Content
  • Can send notifications to only those who have been exposed

Interested in Using ESSER Funds for PikMyKid?

Title I, Part A

The largest source of federal funding to schools is from Title I, providing over $16 billion dollars to schools that serve a high number or high percentage of children from low-income families to ensure that these children are able to meet challenging state academic standards.

How does PikMyKid align to Title I, Part A?

By enabling Attendance and check-ins (no academic reporting/tracking)

Learn More About PikMyKid and Title I

Interested in Using Title I Funds for PikMyKid?

Title II

Title II funds are used for professional development

How does PikMyKid align to Title II?

Enhancing classroom time for instruction with professional development focused on emergency management, parent communication, safety protocols, attendance, and administrative

Interested in Using Title II Funds for PikMyKid?

Title III

Title III provides federal funding that is focused on ensuring that English learners, including immigrant children and youth, attain English proficiency and develop high levels of academic achievement in English and meet the same challenging state academic standards of their English-speaking peers.  It can be used to assist teachers and leaders in establishing, implementing, and sustaining effective language instruction educational programs and/or to promote family and community participation in language instruction educational programs for the parents, families, and communities of English learners.

Interested in Using Title III Funds for PikMyKid?

Title IV

Title IV is a block grant that provides over $1 billion in funding to school safety, well-rounded education, and educational technology initiatives. Under the CARES Act, these funds can now be used to fund any of these three priorities: providing students well-rounded education, maintaining student health and safety, and purchasing and implementation of education technology and systems.

Learn More about Title IV what your school can do with the funds.

How PikMyKid aligns to Title IV

Emergency notifications

  • Lightweight – minimal hardware
  • Custom notifications
  • District-wide control

Attendance and check-ins

  • Simplify attendance
  • Manage absentees
  • Handle Early Dismissals

Dismissal student safety

  • Parent Arrival Notifications 
  • Easy to use for staff
  • Understandable Reports

Interested in Using Title IV Funds for PikMyKid?


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law ensuring students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate public education. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities. Second only in size to Title I funds, school districts receive IDEA funds to help pay for the cost of providing services and education to children with disabilities.

How PikMyKid aligns with IDEA:

Supports students on the autism spectrum. Supports structured rhythm, with a complete plan for the entire roster, and prep the students for a new situation

Check-in to pull out for services and assist with progress monitoring

Mental health/SEL check-in tool for many schools

Interested in Using IDEA Funds for PikMyKid?