The state Department of Environmental Protection has opened the first round of funding through the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) and Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) Grant Program. A total of $103.4 million is available under this grant round and townships, councils of government, and municipal authorities are eligible to apply. Applications are due January 13, 2023.
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, entered into AML inventory systems, and, in most cases, be associated with a coal mine that was abandoned prior to August 3, 1977.