GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 29, 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 

Procurement

Higher Education

  • Institution-Level Data Tool on CARES Act Funding
    • A new dashboard features data from the U.S. Department of Education's CARES Act stimulus funding table, which lists allocations for individual colleges and universities, and links those data to the most recent institution-level data from the federal College Scorecard. The data tool was created by the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. See the dashboard here and the College Scorecard here.

K-12 Education

  • Lucas Welcomes $160 Million in Relief for Oklahoma’s K-12 Educational Institutions
    • Education leaders will have the flexibility to use funds from the Elementary and Secondary School Education Relief Fund (ESSER Fund) for immediate needs, such as tools and resources for distance education, ensuring student health and safety, and developing and implementing plans for the next school year.
  • Chicago Public Schools Get A Budget Boost Despite COVID-19 Economic Downturn
    • Chicago principals received individual school budgets Tuesday that boost total spending at the school level for next year by about 4%, for a total of $3.125 billion. This includes what the school district calls the biggest one-year increase for special education.
  • DeVos To Use Coronavirus Relief Funds For Home Schooling 'Microgrants'
    • States can access the $180 million allotted to the Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant and the $127.5 million allotted to the Reimagining Workforce Preparation Grant by creating proposals to fund virtual or work-based learning programs.
  • (Missouri) State school board discusses COVID-19 response
    • Missouri’s State Board of Education on Monday reviewed its responses to COVID-19, as well as discussed what the next steps may be for the state’s educational system.
    • The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education received an application for the $208 million Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund through the CARES Act. Ninety percent of the federal funds would go to local education agencies, and 10 percent would be given to DESE to distribute.

Health Care

  • As Connecticut hits COVID-19 peak, focus shifts to tracing and testing
    • Connecticut is partnering with Microsoft to provide the DPH and the state’s 64 local health districts an online tool to speed the tracking of people exposed to the coronavirus after restrictions are eased.
    • The tracking system will not be ready until the third week of May, when the state expects testing capability to be greatly expanded. The goal is to provide testing of asymptomatic people who are at risk or were in contact with those tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Some necessary medical, dental procedures may go forward, Nevada governor announces
    • Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that the Nevada Hospital Association was preparing to resume some “medically necessary” elective procedures in the coming days — the first sign that some restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19 may be eased in the coming weeks.
  • Medicaid, CHIP Amendments Help States Fight COVID-19 Outbreak
    • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved over 125 waivers and amendments to state Medicaid and CHIP programs that expand coverage options and relax restrictions to give states more flexibility in responding to COVID-19

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

Transportation

Public Utilities