Hoeven Announces $500K DOL Grant to Prevent Fraud in North Dakota Unemployment Insurance

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, who serves on the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded nearly $500,000 to North Dakota to improve the integrity and performance of the state’s unemployment insurance program. The funds will support the expanded use of DOL’s State Information Data Exchange System and other strategies to improve the efficiency of the program, prevent fraud and reduce and reclaim improper payments.

“In North Dakota, we have worked to create good jobs for our residents through a pro-business environment that fosters investment and economic growth,” Hoeven said. “Even with our strong economy, sometimes markets change and workers find themselves between jobs. Today’s grant will help ensure that we have an efficient system in place that supports workers and their families during tough times while also protecting taxpayers by preventing fraud and improper payments. ”