The Alliance for Appalachia

The Alliance for Appalachia is a regional coalition with the goals of ending a devastating form of coal mining called mountaintop removal, putting a halt to destructive coal technologies and supporting a sustainable and just economy in Appalachia.

The Alliance for Appalachia envisions a world in which residents of mountain communities are able to determine the futures of its communities; where political discourse is public, is welcomed, is impactful, and is free of corporate interests. The Alliance envisions a world in which all people have access to clean water, clean air, and a healthy land base–and a world in which these resources are owned and shared locally. The Alliance envisions a world in which successful development is measured by the degree to which local economies are robust and lasting, and in which diversity, collaboration, safe working conditions and self-empowerment are pillars of those economies.

http://theallianceforappalachia.org

Grants

Economic Transition Project
This grant supports opportunities for regional leaders to interact through the Alliance meetings and calls to build strength as a regional voice, and regional capacity to engage in federal policy-making opportunities and enhance bipartisan policy efforts through co-coordination of the national RECLAIM working group.
Amount $20,000
Year(s) 2017-2018
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Economic Transition Project
Supports campaigns to abolish mountaintop removal and support a just transition in Appalachia. The project emphasizes economic transition work to highlight the need to address the legacy costs of more than a century of coal mining in our region through restoring our land and diversifying our economy
Amount $20,000
Year(s) 2016-2017
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Economic Transition in Appalachia
Project to highlight the need to address the legacy costs of more than a century of coal mining in the region through improving the land and developing the economy
Amount $15,000
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Economic Transition Project
Participatory research process designed to determine campaign possibilities for Appalachian citizens to influence the ways in which Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funds are managed in the region, put unemployed miners back to work through reclamation efforts, and begin to foster reclamation solutions that will benefit communities that have seen their land destroyed by mountaintop removal
Amount $9,658
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky
 
Ask the Director Meeting
Travel to a public meeting in Washington, DC, to connect with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)
Amount $1,502
Year(s) 2015
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Travel
 
Economic Transition Project
Participatory research process designed to determine campaign possibilities for Appalachian citizens to influence the ways in which Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) funds are managed in the region, put unemployed miners back to work through reclamation efforts, and begin to foster reclamation solutions that will benefit communities that have seen their land destroyed by mountaintop removal
Amount $12,000
Year(s) 2014
Region Kentucky
Primary Approach Just Transition in Eastern Kentucky