APPLY NOW: 2nd round of PA GOAL funding now open

The second cycle of the Pennsylvania Grants for Open and Affordable Learning (PA GOAL) is now open! The program is designed to support student success and increase equitable, affordable access to higher education through encouraging the ongoing practice of adopting open or zero-cost course materials. Applications are due Monday, July 5. Read more to see if you qualify and apply here.

The purpose of the Pennsylvania Grants for Open and Affordable Learning (PA GOAL) program is to award grants that encourage and support faculty and academic staff in creating, adapting, and adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other zero-cost materials for classroom use in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education. Funded by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) through the state Department of Education (PDE) and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL) and administered by PALCI, the program supports a wide range of open and zero-cost initiatives at a diverse range of institutions across Pennsylvania.

Lead applicants must be employed by a non-profit degree-granting institution of higher education in Pennsylvania. Project teams should include the instructors for any courses named in the proposed project and any of the following: additional teaching faculty or instructional staff, librarians, instructional designers, subject matter experts, editors, graphic designers, or others as needed.

To apply for an OER Development Grant, complete the online application form:

Contact to get more information on the project.