In recent years, as the value of publicly sharing the outputs of funded projects becomes increasingly apparent, the number of open sharing mandates from funding agencies has increased. This impacts how data, research results, and educational resources arising from grants are shared. In 2017, for example, the U.S. Department of Education adopted a sharing policy for grant-funded educational resources. The Director of the Office of Educational Technology addressed the requirement in the Department's official blog.
This resource, provided by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC), assists with "tracking, comparing, and understanding both current and future U.S. federal funder requirements for sharing research articles and research data." SPARC's OER State Policy Tracker provides state-level tracking of legislation related to open educational resources.