U.S. bills and legislation
Open Textbook Pilot funding was secured through the two-year bipartisan budget deal for Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019, which included $2 billion per year in designated funds to aid college completion and affordability.
Spending has been renewed annually, totaling $24 million for open textbook programs that benefit students across the country.
In 2021 - the Department of Education has awarded $7 million to fund 9 projects submitted during the November 2020 competition.
"OpenStax estimates that the 2.2 million students are saving $177 million by using the free, openly licensed books"