Available Funding and Grants

Educators can purchase BrightFish Learning instructional tools, assessments, and professional development services from a range of funding and grant sources. Federal funds, state and local grants for reading intervention, English Language Arts, and assessments can be used to fund the purchase of our software and training programs. See the table below for details.

BrightFish Learning also offers a grant program to Public Libraries that want to make BrightFish Reading access available to their communities. 

Federal Programs - Formula Grants

Title I, Part A

Disadvantaged Students: Allocated to schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards. Funds can be used to supplement the reading/ELA curriculum for specific students or for schoolwide programs.

BrightFish Reading: Yes

New York ELA/Math Assessment: Yes

BrightFish Professional Development: Yes

Title I School Improvement Grants (SIGs)

Disadvantaged Students: Allocated to schools with high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging academic standards. Funds can be used to supplement the reading/ELA curriculum for specific students or for schoolwide programs.

BrightFish Reading: Yes

New York ELA/Math Assessment: Yes

BrightFish Professional Development: Yes

Title II

Quality & Effectiveness: Increase student academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality through increasing the numbers and effectiveness of highly qualified teachers and principals, and ensuring accountability for improvements in student achievement.

BrightFish Reading: No

New York ELA/Math Assessment: No

BrightFish Professional Development: Yes

Title III

English Language Acquisition: Assists school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students and in helping these students meet challenging state standards.

BrightFish Reading: Yes

New York ELA/Math Assessment: No

BrightFish Professional Development: Yes

21 Century Learning Centers

Community Learning Centers: Provides funding for academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local student standards in reading and math; offers students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.

BrightFish Reading: Yes

New York ELA/Math Assessment: Yes

BrightFish Professional Development: No

IDEA

Special Education/Exceptional Students: Offsets the costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities. IDEA funds can be used to support and direct services, technical assistance and personnel preparation, improving the use of technology in the classroom.

BrightFish Reading: Yes

New York ELA/Math Assessment: Yes

BrightFish Professional Development: Yes

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