GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: March 27, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

GovWin's SLED Coronavirus Recon, produced by Deltek's SLED Market Research team, is designed to support awareness and understanding of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by state, local, and educational (SLED) entities and the contractors that support them.

Word on the Street

(What our Analysts are hearing from government)

  • The New Jersey Department of Transportation is reporting, with the current COVID-19 situation, they expect many of their RFP postings to be delayed a month or two.
  • North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction is reporting that movement on some of their projects is hindered by the recent Coronavirus modifications to their normal business processes.

General 

Purchasing

Funding & Economic Impact 

Technology

  • What Does the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill Mean for Tech?
    • An analysis of the various funding streams has identified various technology-related opportunities including $400 million in elections security. Here is a breakdown of some of the key funding streams that are either directly related to technology or may incorporate technology as an allowable expense:
    • ELECTIONS SECURITY — $400 MILLION
    • The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will provide grants to the States for the 2020 election cycle.
    • DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE (DLT), AND BROADBAND PROGRAM — $25 MILLION
    • The DLT grant program supports rural communities’ access to telecommunications, audio and video equipment, as well as related advanced technologies for students, teachers and medical professionals.
    • STATE AND LOCAL PREPAREDNESS GRANTS — $1.5 BILLION
    • Designated funding from FEMA for state and local preparedness and response activities.
  • Local Government Inaction Creates Turbulence for Nascent Drone-Related Industries

Higher Education

  • Pandemic fallout: NCAA slashes distribution by $375 million
    • Canceling March Madness because of the coronavirus pandemic will cost the NCAA about $375 million that it would have distributed to 350 schools across the nation. The schools are more concerned of the long run consequences they may face as NCAA funding may get them through the short run but given the amount of resources they are unable to use through facilities being closed it proves a good bit of lost revenue.
  • Most Benefiting From Loan Payment Pause Are High-Income
    • The article states: “Ninety percent of the highest-income households were paying down their loans, while only 30 percent of the lowest-income households were making payments and would have extra money from being excused from loan payments.” Many students with debt that are also in graduate school who are likely in loan deferment, but the 30 percent will still save on not accruing interest for the loan payment pause therefore, this conclusion could be painting a picture that is not accurate.

K-12 Education

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

  • Prince George’s County Moves To Reduce Jail Population Because Of Coronavirus
    • To reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus in the county jail, Prince George’s county has been releasing some of the jail population. The initiative is temporary and is a result of the current pandemic.
  • (Pennsylvania) Reading Pa., First Responders Adapt to Coronavirus Protocol
    • First responders are adapting to the new norm of social distancing and frequent disinfecting in the era of coronavirus. While their job requires them often to break social distancing protocols, they understand how important their rolls in the communities they serve are. As a result, steps are being taken to keep them healthy so that they may continue to respond to emergencies.

Transportation

  • Real ID deadline gets pushed back due to coronavirus
    • The Department of Homeland Security is extending the READ ID deadline by one full year to October 1, 2021. States across the country have shut down or restricted access to their department of motor vehicle offices, which has prevented residents for applying for and receiving their new Real IDs.
  • Ford to Restart Production at Key North American Plants
    • After ceasing production, Ford plans to restart production at select plants in the United States as early as April 6. New safety measures will be in place to protect workers once production resumes.
    • Automotive Fleet held a webinar on how fleet managers can best handle the COVID-19 virus entitled “Fleet Policies & Procedures to Minimize COVID-19 Contagion", please click here to view the recently recorded webinar.

Natural Resources/Environment

Public Utilities

Community Development