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Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program

Open Date:

Not listed

Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Environmental Clean-up, Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


This program is provided through the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Program Support Directorate. OSMRE, through its mandatory Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program, authorizes the disbursement of grants to states/Indian Tribes for the reclamation of abandoned mine lands and polluted waters under Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), PL 95-87, as amended. State and Tribal AML programs address high priority physical hazards that pose a serious threat to public health, safety, and the environment within their jurisdictions. OSMRE collects a per tonnage fee on coal production to fund the AML Reclamation Program and annually distributes grants to states and Tribes based on a statutorily prescribed formula in SMCRA.

OSMRE has traditionally given five awards:

  • One national award
  • One national award for small projects (restricted to projects receiving less than $1 million in a state or tribe that receives less than $6 million annually in AML funding)
  • Three region-based awards

Any entry is eligible for the national award. Eligible voters and organizations eligible to submit nominations are listed below.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Determined by States and Tribes
Estimated Awards:
Determined by States and Tribes that solicit and select projects annually

Applicant Guidance

For information on how to apply for a claim in your state, we advise you to contact your State’s regulatory agency to see what is required. You can find information about all State and Tribal contacts on our web page at https://www.osmre.gov/contact-us/state-tribal-contacts.

More information on the AML program in general can be found at: https://revenuedata.doi.gov/how-revenue-works/aml-reclamation-program/

and https://www.osmre.gov/programs/abandoned-mine-land-awards-program.

Contact Information

Yolande Norman-Moore
Chief, Reclamation Support Division
[email protected]
(202) 208-2868

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