Funding is available to assist local qualified not-for-profit organizations to begin actual construction projects to improve the water quality of streams impacted by acid mine drainage (AMD).
Lands and water eligible for reclamation or drainage abatement expenditures under Section 404 of Public
Law 95-87 (the Act), as amended, are those which were mined for coal or which were affected by such mining, waste banks, coal processing, or other coal mining processes, except as provided for under Section 411 of the Act prior to August 3, 1977, and for which there is no continuing reclamation responsibility under state or other federal laws.
Currently, no funds have specifically been earmarked for projects in 2016 but OSM will accept applications.
Should funds become available, OSM will award funds based on qualified applications.