ESSER and EANS funding can be used with NetSupport

To help support learning recovery post COVID-19, schools were awarded with two types of funding, ESSER and EANS. Learn more about these funds, and how they can be used with NetSupport before the deadline ends. 


As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in spring 2020, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $13 billion in assistance funding to elementary and secondary schools across the country under the Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the funding was called the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER).

Since then, additional funds have been added in the form for ESSER II and ESSER III. While the first two funds have now ended, schools can still claim ESSER III for the period May 24, 2021, through September 30, 2024 (funds must be spent or obligated to be spent by this date). The fund can be used in a number of ways including on technology-based educational tools.


Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools, otherwise known at EANS, are funds that are available to non-public K12 schools. The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act) has provided $2.75 billion as part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund to helps schools impacted from COVID-19. These funds remain available but must be spent or obligated to be spent by September 30, 2024. They can be used in a number of ways, including:

Educational technology (including hardware, software, connectivity, assistive technology, and adaptive equipment) to assist students, educators, and other staff with remote or hybrid learning.

How do schools access the funding?

State Education Agencies (SEAs) apply directly to the Department for Education for the ESSER funding. School districts must then apply to their SEA for their share.

Specific details of what the funds can be used for can be found in the excerpts from the CARES Act here (Appendix A on page 10).

Impactful EdTech that will engage your students – and they qualify
for ESSER and EANS funding!

We’ve got two solutions that quality for ESSER and EANS funding. NetSupport’s feature-rich on-premise classroom management and instruction solution, NetSupport School, and our cloud-based 3-in-1 solution, classroom.cloud, with classroom management, IT management and optional online safety tools.

Classroom Instruction and Monitoring

For over 30 years, NetSupport School is the market-leading multi-platform and on-premise classroom management software solution for schools, supporting teachers with a wealth of assessment, monitoring, collaboration and control features. It works seamlessly across all types of platforms and devices, and includes dedicated apps for Teachers, Technicians and Teaching Assistants as standard.

Plus, its a perpetual licence, so buy once and own forever! 

  • Real-time screen monitoring
  • Class assessment surveys/tests
  • Centrally control internet/application usage
  • Respond to digital help requests
  • Broadcast teacher and student screens
  • SIS integration (Class Link OneRoster and Google Classroom)
  • Chat and send messages to students
  • Control the usage of USB devices and CD/DVD drives
  • Remote control all/selected students’ computers
  • Interact with the virtual whiteboard with its wealth of drawing and annotation tools
  • Supports social distancing – Teaching can continue at a safe distance, whether students are in one classroom or spread out over separate rooms
  • Plus much more!
Netsupport school screenshot on laptop

Classroom Management, Online Safety and IT Management

classroom.cloud provides cloud-based classroom management, IT management and optional online safety tools. Teachers can instruct, manage and control online class behavior  – whether it’s taking place in school or remotely at home, whilst the school can protect students from online risks and manage devices.

Best of all, its only $5.50 per device per year – plus get more 3 months for free.  

  • Share your screen (or a selected application) and audio to help explain lesson activities.
  • View students’ screens in real time with adjustable thumbnail sizes.
  • Lock students’ screens.
  • Allow/restrict website and application usage.
  • Launch a website or application on students’ devices.
  • Student toolbar enables students to keep track of lesson details.
  • Track students’ understanding and progress in real time using surveys and assign rewards.
  • Teachers can randomly select students to answer a question (Random Select mode).
  • Support students with help requests – without their peers knowing, and interact using ‘chat’.
  • Send an attention-grabbing message or instruction to each student’s device.
  • Stay safe at all times with the online safety toolkit, helping keep your online environment protected by monitoring concerning activity, identifying students at risk and spotting online safety trends.
  • IT Management tools including hardware and software inventories, remote control, power management tools – and more!