GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 14, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) PandemicRecon

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.

General 

Funding & Economic Impact 

Technology

Higher Education

K-12 Education

  • Secretary DeVos Announces CTE Programs can Donate Unused Personal Protective Equipment, Medical Supplies to Support Coronavirus Response
    • Career and technical education (CTE) programs can donate or loan personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies purchased with federal funds to public health agencies, private nonprofit hospitals, and other licensed health providers to support the nationwide coronavirus response effort.
    • These supplies were originally purchased with federal funds for the hands-on instruction of the CTE programs and continues the U.S. DOE’s permissions released on flexible spending.
  • Secretary DeVos Announces $3 Billion in Emergency Education Block Grants for Governors
    • Nearly $3 billion will quickly be made available to governors to ensure education continues for students of all ages impacted by the coronavirus national emergency. The nearly $14 billion in funds to all of Higher Ed in the US was made available within roughly 2 weeks of the CARES Act going into effect making the GEER Fund likely to be allocated by the end of April.
    • This amount of $3 billion is addressed in the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund, authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is designed to be a flexible "emergency block grant" to leave it up to the state governors to address how education funding should be allocated.
  • (Ohio) CARES Act Funding For Ohio Could Address Ed Disparities Exposed By COVID-19
    • The Cleveland Metropolitan School District recently conducted a survey that found two-thirds of its students don’t have computers or similar devices.
    • Ohio’s status in funding and closure is $460 million from the Education Stabilization Fund of the CARES Act and $100 million out of the Governor’s Emergency Relief Fund for Education spending. Ohio schools are currently closed through May 10 and will be revisited as the date approaches.

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

  • Balancing public safety and privacy during COVID-19: The rise of mass surveillance
    • Mass surveillance and monitoring is being used to help mitigate, control and analyze the spread of COVID-19. The use of these methods have increasingly called in to question privacy concerns. This article further discusses what bounds for using this technology will be established once the pandemic passes and is under control.

Transportation

Community Development/Housing