Grant Details

Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program

Department of Environmental Protection Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation (AML)

Entity Eligible to Apply for Grant:
Any legal Entity

Type of Grant:

The WVDEP's Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation (AML) administers federal funding for economic development projects on abandoned mine ands through​ its AMLER Program.  

This program helps projects located on or adjacent to mine sites that ceased operations prior to the signing of the Surface Mine Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) on Aug. 3, 1977. 

All projects must receive final approval from the U.S. Department of the Interior's Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation, and Enforcement (OSMRE).  

An advisory committee comprised of representatives from the WVDEP, state Departments of Commerce, Tourism, and Transportation, and the Governor's Office, is responsible for determining project eligibility and advancing recommended projects to OSMRE.


Project guidelines: 

Identify an AML Problem Area (PAD) which is on, or immediately adjacent to, your proposed project area.  

Provide a clear, concise project description, and detailed budget.  It is good to have support documentation, detailed reports, etc., but those can be requested later if needed.  

A description of the project scope, a map of the area, budget detailing grant expenditures (list any additional funding sources), and how it will provide an economic boost to the community.  

How to Apply

WVDEP accepting applications for 2023 grant funding for economic development of abandoned mine lands.  

Applications are due June 20, 2023​

Submit applications to: 
601 5th Street, SE, 
Charleston, WV 25304 
or email to:​

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