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The 2018 Pilot Program is closed and no longer accepting applications

The Division of Abandoned Mine Lands accepted applications until December 19, 2018. For more information or questions, please contact Bob Scott by e-mail at or by mail at KY Division of Abandoned Mine Lands, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601.

Previous Recipients of AML Pilot Program Grants

eKAMI - eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute
Johnson County - $2.5 Million Grant
Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) skills training program for up to 100 students per year to be certified by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills for CNC Machinists with HAAS Automation Inc.

Appalachian Wildlife Center
Bell County - $12.5 Million Grant
Estimated $32 Million in total investment
Create a wildlife viewing area with elk as the primary attraction, with a visitor and learning center located on a 12,000 acre tract of land.

Kentucky Enterprise Park - Spec Building
Pike County - $5 million Grant
Construction of a 60,000 square foot spec building at the Pikeville Industrial Park, with the intent to demonstrate what the park has to offer to potential businesses and act as a cornerstone for development. The building found a tenant prior to construction.  SilverLiner, manufacturer of custom tanker trucks will occupy the site immediately upon completion.

Impact Outdoor Adventures
Clay County - $500,000 Grant
Focusing on development of an outdoor adventure park for camping, mountain bikes, archery center and equine center. Adjoins 15 miles of existing trails on a 47 acre tract donated by the Clay County Industrial Board.


The Abandoned Mine Land fund should not be treated as a slush fund

Big money attracts big interests in Washington, D.C. The Abandoned Mine Land fund (AML), which collects and disburses billions of dollars to reclaim abandoned coal mines, is no exception.

Congress, unions and other special interests have repeatedly attempted to tap into the fund’s large reserves for their own benefit. Congress is currently attempting to throw funding mean for abandoned mines toward “economic revitalization,” which would threaten the fund’s reclamation objective. Vigilant resistance to these changes is the only thing preventing the AML from turning into a slush fund.


WANTED - Locations To Place Fill In Eastern Kentucky

DAML is seeking locations in eastern Kentucky to place fill material. DAML reclamation projects often generate large quantities of earth and rock suitable for fill material. DAML will generate, deliver, place, grade and revegetate the material for the landowner free of charge. All work is supervised by DAML engineering personnel who will also obtain any necessary permits. Suitable locations are previously disturbed areas, approximately one acre or larger, relatively level, outside the floodplain and void of trees. Previously mined areas are ideal. Contact Robert Cammack or Samantha Hall at 502-564-2141 if you are interested.