GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 16, 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.

Word on the Street

(What our Analysts are hearing from government)

  • (Illinois) The City of Chicago is focused on emergency contracts related to the COVID-19 response. They will continue to update the city’s buying plan, which is refreshed quarterly.


Funding & Economic Impact 



Higher Education

  • (University of Illinois System) U of I System creates $36M financial aid fund
    • At least $36 million will be offered in new, targeted financial aid to help students within the U of I System. The Students FIRST (Funding Is Required to Support Tuition and other costs): COVID-19 Emergency Fund will help defray tuition, housing and other costs for undergraduate and graduate students experiencing unexpected shortfalls.

K-12 Education

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety


  • APTA establishes COVID-19 recovery task force; publishes guide aimed at the safety of employees and riders
    • The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has released a guide titled, The COVID-19 Pandemic Public Transportation Responds: Safeguarding Riders and Employees. The guide provides strategies and tactical solutions that can help protect riders and employees from COVID-19, and aid in any future pandemic preparedness. APTA has also launched a new task force to help its members navigate the COVID-19 crisis.
  • (Texas) Company Hopes to Launch Microtransit Service in Texas Town
    • After receiving a $9.6 million grant from the federal government as part of the CARES act, Lubbock, TX hopes to launch a microtransit service. The service would be an on-demand route to route service in smaller Citibus vehicle

Public Utilities