Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
To explore and implement strategies that return legacy coal mining sites to productive uses through economic and community development. The AMLER Program supports local investment opportunities that provide for sustainable long-term rehabilitation of coalfield economies.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
States and federally recognized Indian Tribes with approved reclamation plans under section 405 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) to accelerate the remediation of abandoned mine land (AML) sites with economic and community development end uses.
Reclamation projects must also include an economic and community development nexus. This can be demonstrated either in a project that incorporates economic and community development in the project itself or in a reclamation project that creates conditions for future economic and community development that occurs post-reclamation. Economic development can be measured in jobs created, businesses created or served, communities served, and more.
State and Tribal programs encourage applicants to leverage other public and private resources or to provide in-kind contributions, to demonstrate project viability and broader stakeholder buy-in. For example: AMLER $ + Private $; AMLER $ + AML $; AMLER $ + Bipartisan Infrastructure Law AML $; AMLER $ + ARC $; AMLER $ + EDA $; AMLER $ + USDA $