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BIL Provision: Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Fund

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Funding available until expended for total amount, but portions of the total are allocated to specific Fiscal Years, each with a different period of availability

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Environmental Clean-up
  • Other Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy



Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Funded by:

U.S. Department of the Interior


OSMRE is distributing approximately $725 million annually for 15 years, which began in FY2022 after the enactment of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). Eligible States and Tribes will receive these annual BIL AML grant distributions for the remaining years, subject to any required adjustments. Eligible States and Tribes will be able to apply annually for the amount specified in each Fiscal Year BIL AML grant distribution.

The objective of the BIL AML Program is to address coal AML related problems described, which include: coal AML emergencies, physical hazards resulting from legacy coal mining that pose a threat to public health, safety, and the environment (including acid mine drainage), and water supplies that has been adversely affected by legacy coal mining. The BIL also encourages States and Tribes to prioritize projects that provide employment for current and former employees of the coal industry. Additionally, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023, authorized eligible States and Tribes to retain up to 30 percent of the BIL AML grants in a long-term abandoned mine land reclamation fund established under State law for the following uses: abatement of causes and treatment of the effects of acid mine drainage resulting from coal mining practices, including costs associated with acid main drainage treatment systems; the prevention, abatement, and control of subsidence; and the prevention, abatement, and control of coal mine fires. States and Tribes eligible for BIL AML funds are encouraged to conduct public engagement as early as possible for each grant cycle, with the public provided at least 60 days to review and provide input on the projects that will be proposed for funding in the State or Tribe’s grant application.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
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Applicant Guidance

For information on accessing BIL AML funding, we advise you to contact your state or tribal program to see what is required. You can find information about all state and tribal contacts on our webpage at: https://www.osmre.gov/contact-us/state-tribal-contacts.

Contact Information

Yolande Norman-Moore, Bureau BIL/IIJA PMO

U.S. Department of the Interior

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Chief, Division of Reclamation Support

Office Phone: 202.208.2868

E-mail: ynorman@osmre.gov

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