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Explore Federal programs to fund your CritterCoin service!

If your school needs assistance to purchase Premium CritterCoin Add-ons, there are several U.S. federal programs intended to support you. Most schools in the U.S. have access to one or more of the following programs that can help improve student behavior, effort, and achievement for every student in your school!


The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act allocates $13.5 billion to the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER). These funds provide flexibility to address the various challenges that schools faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It's worth noting that there is a possibility that 10% of these COVID relief funds may go unused. Learn more

Recipients: ESSER funds are allocated to every state, and school districts apply for these funds through their respective states, which subsequently disburse the funds to the schools. Notably, ESSER funds have been disbursed in three distinct rounds, and ESSER 3 funds must be allocated by September 2024.

CritterCoin's Eligibility: ESSER funds come with a high degree of flexibility and can be utilized for implementing applications that enhance student behavior and mental health. CritterCoin provides an ideal solution for schools to seamlessly implement a comprehensive SEL/PBIS and MTSS program within both physical and virtual classrooms. CritterCoin empowers teachers to reward or encourage positive behavior by issuing digital coins to students. Furthermore, CritterCoin's House Display fosters positive socialization of student behaviors and acknowledges the efforts of each student on a school-wide level. With CritterCoin Data Insights, schools can monitor their progress on a week-to-week basis, aided by detailed reporting. Moreover, CritterCoin Parent Access facilitates stronger engagement with parents to enhance student outcomes. For further information, please visit the official website.

Title I Funding

District and Federal Funding Title I Intended Beneficiaries: Title I, Part A (Title I) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESEA), offers financial assistance to local educational agencies (LEAs) and schools that serve a significant number or proportion of children from low-income families. The goal is to ensure that all children meet rigorous state academic standards. Learn more

Recipients: Schools where children from low-income families constitute at least 40% of the student population can use Title I funds to implement schoolwide programs that benefit all students.

CritterCoin's Eligibility: CritterCoin is a school-wide solution that serves every student. CritterCoin Quests with AI can ensure every student has access to personalized tutoring in any subject. Additionally, CritterCoin can track student's emotions hour-to-hour and allow teachers to identify and address struggling students individually.

Title II Funding

Title II allocates funding to states, which is then distributed to local educational agencies to enhance the effectiveness and retention of teachers, principals, and other educational leaders. Learn more

Recipients: These funds typically flow to districts with initiatives aimed at improving the quality of teachers and school leaders.

CritterCoin's Eligibility: CritterCoin’s positive reinforcement enhances school culture, creating and fostering an atmosphere optimal for both teachers and students. Teachers benefit by having more effective tools for managing the classroom and streamlined behavioral management that is fast and simple, without distracting from the flow of teaching.

Title IV Funding

Title IV seeks to address the comprehensive needs of students by providing a "well-rounded education" and increasing access to technology. This funding is divided into three categories: 20% for "well-rounded education," which includes STEM and other curriculum content software; 20% for safe and healthy schools, encompassing initiatives like SEL and PBIS; and the remaining 60% for "Effective Uses of Technology", such as digital content. Learn more

Recipients: Schools implementing well-rounded education initiatives are eligible to receive these funds from their respective districts.

CritterCoin's Eligibility: CritterCoin addresses all categories of Title IV funding. CritterCoin Quests with AI can give every student a personal tutor to ensure well-rounded education. CritterCoin’s behavioral management contributes to creating safe and healthy school environments by enhancing classroom culture, tracking students’ emotions and automating the integration of SEL and PBIS principles.

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