$10 million up for grabs for Kentucky projects focused on jobs, new industries

Published 5:43 am Thursday, April 22, 2021

Kentucky’s Division of Abandoned Mine Lands is seeking proposals that will attract new industry and jobs for the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Pilot Program.

A total of $10 million is available to fund economic and community development projects in the state’s Appalachian counties.

The program has supported 54 projects in Kentucky since 2016. Successful proposals have funded community water systems, job training programs, tourism sites and new industrial parks.

Eligible grant recipients are limited to nonprofits and state, county and local governments. After reviewing proposals, Kentucky Energy and Environment Secretary Rebecca Goodman will recommend selected projects for final approval.

For more information about the application process, visit the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s website.