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Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program

Open Date:


Close Date:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Upcoming Milestones:


Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

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. The Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program provides grants to the six Appalachian States with the highest amounts of unfunded abandoned mine land (AML) issues and to the three tribes with approved reclamation programs. Consistent with the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Public Law 117-103), OSMRE has notified eligible states and Tribes that FY 2022 AMLER funding is available. Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are each allocated $26.63 million; Alabama, Ohio, and Virginia are each allocated $10.652 million; while the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe, and Crow Tribe are each allocated $3.551 million.State/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. The AMLER Program is an opportunity for local communities and states/Tribes to collaboratively return impacted areas to productive reuse and achieve the economic and community development goals identified for the community and/or region.

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

For more information, visit: https://www.osmre.gov/programs/reclaiming-abandoned-mine-lands.

AMLER project applications are submitted to state/Tribal AML Programs. For more information, see the following links:

Contact Information

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

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