The Department of Education has announced that proposals are now being accepted for an Open Textbooks Pilot program. They will be awarding between one and three grants up to a total of $5 million dollars.
The priorities for this pilot include:
- Improve collaboration and dissemination through consortial arrangements
- Address gaps in the open textbook market and develop solutions that scale
- Promote degree completion
Inside Higher Ed has an article about the proposal process.
The scope of this program is quite large, and the deadline for submission is August 29th, so interested parties should start working on this right away.