Up to $30 million in federal grant money has been set aside to create projects that will attract full-time, sustainable jobs into Appalachian counties.
The Kentucky Division of Abandoned Mine Lands and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is seeking economic and community development proposals for projects that will turn abandoned mine lands into economic development generators, creating new industries and jobs to replace those lost in the downturn of the coal mining industry.
See Governor Matt Bevin speak on the AML Pilot Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xiuUn9qZAE&feature=youtu.be
Eligible grants recipients are limited to state and local governments, who may subcontract project related activities as appropriate.
The counties eligible for grant money are: Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.
GUIDANCE FOR ELIGIBLE PROJECTS TO BE FUNDED UNDER THE ABANDONED MINE LAND RECLAMATION ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PILOT PROGRAM FOR FY 2016 : Guidelines for AML Program.rtf
Proposals should include information about the project’s purpose, link to AML, cost, partnerships and/or leveraged funds (if applicable), and any evidence of community improvement and support.
2016 AML Pilot Program Application
Have a question? Contact Bob Scott, Director, KY Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, 2521 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, KY 40601. 502-564-2141, BobF.Scott@ky.gov.