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The following is a list of federal programs that provide grants, loans, and technical assistance for economic development projects related to mine land reclamation and remediation. See additional lists of other federal programs here.

Programs and their requirements are subject to change, so please check department websites for current information. The Just Transition Fund last updated this list on February 23, 2023.

Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization

Department of the Interior

The Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) program provides funding to six states and three Indian tribes with the highest number of unfunded, high-priority abandoned mine lands: Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe, and the Crow Tribe. Each state re-grants this funding for projects that remediate abandoned mine land sites for economic and community development uses. Eligible applicants and projects vary by state.

Brownfields Grants

Environmental Protection Agency

Brownfields includes a range of grant programs that provide funding for brownfields remediation and development. Grants are available for costs related to assessment, cleanup, revolving loans, environmental job training, technical assistance, training, and research. Eligible applicants vary by program but generally include local governments, Indian tribes, and nonprofits.

Brownfields Technical Assistance, Training, and Research

Environmental Protection Agency

The Brownfields Technical Assistance, Training, and Research program includes a range of technical assistance opportunities and resources related to brownfield remediation and development. The program commissions the development of new technical assistance resources, many of which are accessible, and funds direct technical assistance to communities.



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