Issue Brief 12-38
October 24, 2012

On September 27, 2012, the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) awarded $169.9 million in unemployment insurance (UI) program integrity grants. These grant awards included core and incentive grants, information technology consortia grants, and grants for the expansion of reemployment and eligibility assessments (REAs). The UI program integrity grants were created in fiscal year (FY) 2011 as part of a larger DOL effort to reduce improper payments in the UI program. Thirty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands all received funds in FY 2012. This Issue Brief provides background on UI program integrity efforts and state award levels for program integrity grants.