Pennsylvania Grants for Open and Affordable Learning

The PA GOAL program was designed to encourage and support creating, adapting, and adopting Open Educational Resources (OER) and other zero-cost materials at Pennsylvania institutions of post-secondary and higher education 

PA GOAL began its efforts in 2021 and ran through September 2022.

PA GOAL supported student success by offering mini-grants to create open and affordable learning projects at a diverse range of institutions across Pennsylvania, through funding provided by the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) by the state Department of Education (PDE) through the Office of Commonwealth Libraries (OCL), and managed by PALCI, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. 

Key program goals included:


Applications were welcomed from faculty and academic staff at any non-profit degree-granting institution of higher education in Pennsylvania. 


Overall priority was given to projects that met one or more of the following: