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The goal of College Textbook Affordability Act of 2015 (AB 798) is to save college students money by empowering professors and local campuses to adopt high quality, free and open educational resources for courses materials. Assemblywoman Bonilla (sponsor of AB 798) recognized that free and open educational resources can reduce the total cost of education for students and their families in California's higher education institutions.

This Request for Proposals (RFP) FOR BONUS FUNDING FROM AB 798 provides the guidelines, requirements and processes for campuses to submit proposals for their local textbook affordability programs and receive up to $50,000 to implement their program and report on the student savings created by their program.

AB 798 Round 2 Bonus Funding:

  • AB 798 returning and first-time applicants, please submit your RFP via InfoReady by June 30, 2018.
    Please be prepared to upload the following documents:

    • Approved AB 798 Academic Senate Resolution (first-time applicants only)
    • AB 798 Campus Plan (spreadsheet template)
    • Approval of AB 798 Campus Plan by Senate Chair or Designee

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