Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program Grant Workshop Planned

The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands (DAML) will host an online workshop for those interested in applying for a grant through the Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) program. The workshop will be held via Microsoft Teams on January 31, 2023, at 9 a.m. Eastern time. Anyone interested in applying for an AMLER grant in 2023 is encouraged to attend.

Each year, the division facilitates the distribution of federal funded AMLER grants, which can be applied toward economic and community development projects with correlation to historic, AML eligible, mine sites. Because of the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – also known as the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act – the division anticipates additional grant funding may be available in 2023.

The application period for 2023 grants will be open January 5-April 5, 2023.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Introduction to the AMLER program & grant process
  • Review of the 2023 AMLER program application process
  • Discussion of winning qualities in an application packet
  • Examples of previously selected grants
  • Expectations of grant recipients
  • Q&A focused on the application process and grant ideas

Register for the workshop at https://bit.ly/AMLERGrantWorkshop.  

AMLER staff also will be available for one-on-one discussion at our regional offices on the below dates.  
February 15, 2023 at 101 Bulldog Lane, Hazard, KY
March 7, 2023 at 85 State Police Road, London, KY
March 21, 2023 at 3140 South Lake Drive, Suite 6, Prestonsburg, KY

For additional information, visit https://eec.ky.gov/Natural-Resources/Mining/Abandoned-Mine-Lands/Pages/AMLER_Program.aspx or contact SamanthaM.Johnson@ky.gov or Jordan.Montgomery@ky.gov.