The Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) grant Program, formerly known as AML Pilot, was first established in 2016, to provide grant funding for coal mine redevelopment projects that spur economic development. Congress appropriated $90 million in FY 2016, $105 million in FY 2017, and $115 million in each subsequent fiscal year to the six Appalachian states with the highest amount of unfunded Priority 1 and Priority 2 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) sites based on Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) AML inventory data and the three tribes with AML programs. This money is distributed to projects through OSMRE and state/tribal AML programs. State/tribal programs are given discretion over funding decisions and local management of the AMLER Program.
This page includes a working list of all projects funded through the AMLER program since FY 2016 and the status of each project where available, as well as other useful resources regarding the state AMLER programs.