White House Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization

Last updated: 15 June 2021
An announced commitment of $109.5 million to fund projects in coal mining communities. These projects include:- $75 million in funding to engineer carbon capture projects - $19.5 million in funding awards for critical mineral extraction from coal and associated waste streams- $15 million for geothermal energy research projects at West Virginia University and Sandia National LaboratoriesIn addition to this announced new funding, the DoE identified $38 billion in existing funds that could be accessed by energy communities for:- infrastructure: rural broadband, sewer services, multi-modal transport- environmental remediation: mine-impacted water, revitalising brownfields, mine reclamation- next generation industry funding, like CCUS- community revitalisation (funds for small business, non-profits, and community initiatives)

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