The U.S. Department of Labor is making available approximately $60 million in grant funding to state workforce agencies as part of its ongoing efforts to expedite the re-employment of unemployed workers and to improve the prevention, detection and recovery of improper payments. States have an opportunity to apply for this grant funding through the Re-employment Eligibility Assessment grant program. The REA program ensures UI claimants comply with eligibility requirements and provides them with personalized service and access to full array of employment programs available at American Job Centers. States interested in applying for grant funding must submit proposals by June 7, 2013.