Funding Sources & BrightFish Learning

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 tables below for details under each funding source.

CARES Act Funding

BrightFish Professional Development
At-risk Student PopulationsDisadvantaged Students: Allocated to support students at risk of failure, including students with disabilities and multiple exceptionalities, English Learners, migrant students,
homeless students, and students who qualify for free and reduced lunch programs.
Remote Learning
Online Programs: instruction and learning platforms.
Supplemental Learning Instructional Programs: Use for remediation, after-school, summer and extended learning.
Professional DevelopmentTeacher Training & Support: Online teacher training, live chat and email support.

Federal Programs - Formula Grants


Funding SourceDescriptionBrightFish ReadingNew York ELA/Math AssessmentBrightFish Professional Development
Title I, Part ADisadvantaged 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.
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Title I School Improvement Grants (SIGs)Lowest-performing Schools: Awarded to local educational agencies (LEAs) that demonstrate the greatest need and the strongest commitment to use funds to provide adequate resources in order to substantially raise the achievement of students in their lowest-performing schools.
Title IIQuality & 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.
Title IIIEnglish Language Acquisition: Assists school districts in teaching English to limited English proficient students and in helping these students meet challenging state standards.
21 Century Learning CentersCommunity 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.
IDEASpecial 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.