The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting applications until December 2 for the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) and Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Grant Program. A total of $96 million is available under the program. Townships, councils of governments, and municipal authorities are eligible to apply through the Commonwealth’s Electronic Single Application.
Eligible projects must reclaim or enhance AML sites posing a threat to the environment and/or public health and safety. Sites must be determined to be eligible by the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation, have been entered into AML inventory systems, and, in most cases, associated with a coal mine that was abandoned prior to August 3, 1977.