GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 22, 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)

  • (Florida) Broward County School District said that budgets have significantly been impacted by COVID-19 and resource availability is subject to change for projects.

General

Funding & Economic Impact 

Higher Education

  • Secretary DeVos Delivers $6 Billion in Additional Grant Funding to Support Continued Education at America's Colleges, Universities
    • An additional $6.2 billion is now available to higher education institutions to ensure learning continues. The funding is available through the CARES Act
    • The funding for these "Recipient Institutional Costs" is separate from the funding previously made available for "Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students." In order to access the funds, higher education institutions must submit a Certification and Agreement for Recipient Institutional Costs. Institutions must also have executed the Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students before submitting the second certification and agreement.
    • As of April 21, about 50% of eligible postsecondary institutions have applied to receive the Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
  • (Oklahoma) Long Plagued By Budget Cuts, Oklahoma Educators Bracing For More
    • The state still has not returned to pre-2008 recession funding in a number of years with Oklahoma's higher education system as one of only five state systems that has seen a decreasing state budget appropriation in the last decade.
  • (University of Illinois) With emergency coronavirus fund, U of I will waive tuition increases, provide student grants
    • Using an emergency coronavirus relief fund, University of Illinois schools will pay for tuition increases supposed to go into effect in the fall for undergraduates.
  • (North Dakota) ND Colleges Receive Second Half of Cares Act Funding
    • The funding was awarded to higher education institutions to fund IT programs which support remote learning with North Dakota State University receiving the highest grant at $3.8 million and the University of North Dakota the second highest at $2.7 million.

K-12 Education

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

Transportation

  • US Airlines Hit by Economic Turbulence from COVID-19
    • This article discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on the airline industry. The reduction in flights has been compared to 9/11 with airline’s reducing their schedules by as much as 50-60 percent.
  • Ten cities that have redefined public transportation during COVID-19
    • The article discusses changes 10 cities around the world (including within the United States) have made to still provide public transportation services for essential workers, while adapting to the situation as a result of the pandemic.
  • REAL ID progress for Oklahoma slowed by coronavirus concerns
    • “Where the pandemic will affect this is the rollout across the state. That rollout will be significantly slowed down because during this time, we’re not able to conduct our training on the new system and it will also be difficult to get the new work stations to all the different locations throughout the state,” she said.

Public Utilities