Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program

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.


Map of Alabama AMLER projects


Interactive map of Kentucky AMLER projects

Status report of Kentucky AMLER projects (Feb. 2022)


Map of Ohio AMLER projects (March 2021)

List of Ohio AMLER Projects


Pennsylvania AMLER Program Information

Tribal Programs (Crow, Hopi, Navajo)

Annual project summaries for Crow, Hopi, and Navajo programs


Funding status of all VA AMLER projects (Feb. 2022)

Project review status of all funded VA AMLER projects (Feb. 2022)

Virginia Energy’s scoring matrix for AMLER projects

West Virginia

Funding status of all WV AMLER projects (Jan. 2022)

Project review status of all funded WV AMLER projects (Jan. 2022)