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W.Va. DEP Accepting Applications for Abandoned Mine Land Grants


The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation is accepting applications for grant funding to redevelop abandoned mine lands through July 1, 2019.


The agency says $25 million in grant funding is available through the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement for economic development projects on abandoned mine lands across the state.

Projects must be located on or adjacent to mine sites that ceased operations prior to August 1977.

According to a press release, since 2016, 28 projects in 13 West Virginia counties have received $80 million in grant funding.

The grant application and more information can be found online on the WVDEP’s website.