Biden administration allocates $300M to help federal agencies modernize ID verification technology
The proposals also included a range of state-level funding, including $380 million in anti-fraud grants and identity theft prevention, of which about $40 million is intended to make equitable innovations in identity verification available to states through Login.gov and the U.S. Postal Service.
The White House also in the document said it plans to make a further $600 million available for state government agencies to help modernize vulnerable IT systems and improve program integrity, which it said has led to significant fraud and payment errors.
The addition funds for state IT will come from $1.6 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds that will be made available by June, according to the administration.