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BIL Provision: Funding to Support Orphan Well Plugging

Open Date:


Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

Estimated date for publication of state application guidance, March 2022.

Eligible Recipients:

  • General Public
  • Private Sector

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure
  • Environmental Clean-up

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Energy


Funding to support the Department of Interior’s effort to establish a program to plug, remediate, and reclaim orphaned wells located on Federal land.

The Department is working through a number of options to use these funds to conduct scientific research on methane emissions and other hazards associated with orphan oil and gas wells.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information


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