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Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program

Open Date:


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Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Other Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications / Broadband
  • Transportation Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


The Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program is administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE). Consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328), OSMRE has notified eligible states and tribes that $135 million in fiscal year (FY) 2023 AMLER funding is available. Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are each allocated $29.347 million; Alabama, Ohio, and Virginia are each allocated $11.739 million; and the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, and Crow Tribe are each allocated $3.913 million. The AMLER Program is an opportunity for states, tribes, and local communities to collaboratively return impacted areas to productive reuse and achieve the economic and community development goals identified for the community and/or region. State and Tribal AML Programs, in consultation with state, tribal, and local economic and community development authorities, develop eligible projects with a nexus to AML land and water reclamation and economic/community development. AMLER funds can be used to reclaim impacted lands/waters and/or for end-use development of the site. The number of projects selected by each state and tribe will vary depending on requested amounts and funding availability. To learn how to apply for AMLER funding, contact your State/Tribal AML Program (https://www.osmre.gov/contact-us/state-tribal-contacts).

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Determined by States and Tribes
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Yolande Norman-Moore
Chief, Reclamation Support Division
(202) 208-2868

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