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Scott Walker, Governor
Reginald J. Newson, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
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Wisconsin UI Program Awarded over $1.8 Million in Federal Grant Funding

Funding from successful grant application will enhance program integrity, improve customer service

MADISON – The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the award of over $1.8 million in grant funding for Wisconsin to enhance its Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. The funding will support initiatives to increase UI program integrity and curtail fraud and abuse in the state's UI system.

"While state UI programs are administered by states and funded through federal grant funding, this grant award includes additional funds above and beyond these annual allocations," DWD Secretary Reggie Newson said. "We are pleased that the federal government recognized and is supporting Wisconsin's efforts to build upon its already strong UI program."

Highlights of the projects that received funding include:

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