Associated Press Published

W.Va. to Share in U.S. Labor Department Grant


  West Virginia is among 46 states sharing in $87 million in federal grants to improve the performance and integrity of state unemployment insurance programs.

For West Virginia, the grant totals $43,710. But the state is also part of a consortium that will receive a total of $4.5 million.

Maryland will be the lead state. The third partner is Vermont.

The consortium is tasked with the overall program quality, performance and integrity of the participating states’ unemployment systems.

The grants are from the U.S. Department of Labor.