GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 20, 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)

  • Bid results for Iowa’s Department of Transportation will be available online once the responses have been opened and tabulated. There will be no public bid openings at the DOT’s Administration Building until further notice.

General 

Funding & Economic Impact 

  • (California) The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Test the State’s Budget Reserves
    • Governor Newsom has requested additional federal assistance, including flexible aid to state and local governments, a further extension of unemployment insurance benefits, and expanded support for safety net programs, small businesses, K–12 and higher education systems, childcare, and broadband.
    • The state is also making significant changes to the 2020 budget process. The Department of Finance is drafting a “workload” budget for the May Revision that will set the baseline for the final budget to be enacted in June
  • Atlanta City Council meets to hash out pandemic spending
    • There are also proposals on the agenda to fund $2 million in food programs for children and seniors, $1.5 million for "small business continuity," $1 million to purchase "emergency technology" for use by city employees who are teleworking, and $1.5 million "to provide emergency assistance to employees and hourly wage earners of businesses engaged with the City whose incomes are adversely impacted."
  • (Wyoming) STATE EYES UNCERTAIN FEDERAL AID AND CUTS AS REVENUES PLUNGE
    • Fallout from the revenue hit has already begun. Gordon ordered state agencies to freeze hiring, halt some large contracts and begin identifying parts of their budget that could be cut.
  • (Los Angeles) LA Mayor Garcetti to Release Budget Proposal Likely to Include Service Cuts, Furloughs

Higher Education

K-12 Education

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

Transportation

Natural Resources/Environment

  • Iowans warn of devastating impacts to rural economy
    • Although there are fewer cases of COVID-19 in rural parts of Iowa, the impacts of this global pandemic are certainly being felt. "This is not sustainable, and it will kill our small towns." Says Patty Judge, former Iowa Ag Secretary and Lieutenant Governor. A recent study from Iowa State forecasted more than $6 billion in losses to the greater agriculture economy in Iowa, because of the coronavirus epidemic.