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August 5, 2010 — $9.6 Million to Improve UI IT Contingency Plans and Security

$9.6 Million Awarded to Improve Unemployment Insurance (UI) Information Technology (IT) Contingency Plans and UI IT Security

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced today that it is awarding $9.6 million to 30 states to improve UI IT Contingency Plans and UI IT Security. This is the sixth year that DOL has awarded these grants. The purpose of these grants is to encourage states to use the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) guidelines to enhance, augment and secure UI systems and ultimately achieve Security Certification and Accreditation of UI systems. These grants will also help address IT contingency planning weaknesses identified in the states' UI IT contingency plan audits, conducted by the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

The attached list provides the names of the states receiving grant awards and the amount of each grant. Should you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Adri Jayaratne, Senior Legislative Officer in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs at 202-693-4600 or Jayaratne.adri@dol.gov.

Unemployment Insurance IT Contingency Planning and IT Security FY 2010 Grants

State

Amount

Alabama

$231,200

Alaska

$350,000

Arkansas

$50,000

Colorado

$200,000

Florida

$1,295,866

Georgia

$240,000

Hawaii

$100,000

Illinois

$150,000

Indiana

$94,650

Kansas

$143,484

Kentucky

$200,000

Maine

$100,000

Maryland

$385,473

Massachusetts

$893,957

Mississippi

$100,000

Nebraska

$432,142

New Hampshire

$430,890

New Jersey

$100,000

New York

$920,271

North Dakota

$82,200

Oregon

$200,000

Rhode Island

$52,500

South Carolina

$948,970

Texas

$99,675

Utah

$150,000

Virginia

$488,400

Virgin Islands

$200,000

Washington

$802,785

West Virginia

$20,897

Wisconsin

$92,708

Total

$9,556,068