Gov. Beshear and Congressman Rogers Announce More Than $74 Million Coming to Kentucky To Clean Up Historic Mine Sites and $29 Million for Job Creation

Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky will receive more than $74 million in federal funds to continue cleaning up hazards left by historic mining and $28.67 million to support economic development and job creation in Eastern Kentucky. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) award, issued through the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, is the third round of 15 years of the funding that will go to the state to rebuild ailing water infrastructure and address water supply issues. Gov. Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers also announced that $28.67 million is available to Eastern Kentucky communities in 2024 through the federal Abandoned Mine Lands Economic Revitalization (AMLER) grant program to support economic development and job creation. Information about the AMLER program can be found at AMLER.