GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: April 30, 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 

  • Alaska Municipal League predicts up to $250M hit to local government revenues
    • The Alaska Municipal League is predicting the COVID-19 pandemic will incur between $200 million and $250 million in expenditures by local governments.
    • The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization calculated another $200 million to $250 million impact to municipal revenues, with the loss of tourism and other impacted industries.
  • (California) San Diego’s infrastructure backlog could surge as COVID-19 shakes city finances
    • San Diego’s infrastructure needs, which have ballooned over the past decade, have been a top priority of Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s administration. But as Faulconer enters the last eight months of his term, COVID-19 has thrown city finances off track and slowed his ability to tackle a long to-do list.
    • That means many of San Diego’s urgent needs may have to be put on hold. Among the items that need fixing: repairs and updating to park buildings, coastal erosion work and replacement of sewer pipes. The city’s streetlight program is underfunded by $195 million, and its sidewalks are in disarray with about 81,000 needing repairs or replacement.
  • (Delaware) Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund releases grants - The Delaware Does More COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, managed by United Way of Delaware, recently released $228,750 in community investments to help 18 community-based organizations across the state serve Delawareans needing food, shelter, utilities, and other critical products and services in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.    
  • (Florida) Florida governor: First phase of reopening businesses will begin Monday, with restaurants and stores at 25% capacity - Florida’s restaurants and retail stores will be allowed to reopen Monday at 25% capacity, if the local government allows it, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Wednesday, as the state begins the slow climb from the economic abyss caused by the coronavirus. The governor specifically excluded hard-hit, heavily populated Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, saying their
  • (North Carolina) House Appropriations Committee approves $1.6B spending plan for federal aid
    • More than $300 million would be sent to North Carolina’s public schools, and about $80 million would be used to reimburse districts for lost meal receipts or federal funds due to school buildings being closed
  • (North Carolina) NC Senate OKs COVID-19 recovery bill to allocate federal funds, goes to House for vote
    • The North Carolina Senate has passed its version of the COVID-19 Recovery Act, a package that will offer relief for various sectors of the state struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
    • The package includes funding for everything from medical supplies and Personal Protective Equipment to food banks, public schools and universities and small business loans.
    • State lawmakers have been back in Raleigh to work on the coronavirus relief package, deciding how to spend the $3.5 billion the federal government sent to North Carolina. The work comes roughly a month after Congress passed its federal relief package.
  • (Washington) Inslee: Stay-home order for COVID-19 to remain in place
    • Governor Inslee announced that the state’s stay-home order will extend past the original May 4 expiration date
  • (Wisconsin) Evers Orders 5 Percent Cut In State Spending In Response To COVID-19
    • Gov. Tony Evers' administration is cutting the state's operations budget by 5 percent in light of revenue losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Unemployment surge pushing state funds toward insolvency
    • A surge in unemployment stemming from the coronavirus shutdown of large parts of the U.S. economy is starting to push some state jobless funds toward insolvency. At least a half-dozen states already have notified the federal government that they could need to borrow billions of dollars to pay unemployment benefits because their own trust funds are running out of money.

Procurement

Higher Education

  •  (Colorado) CU regents hear update on state budget process, budget scenarios for CU system and campuses
    • CU Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Todd Saliman reported that the budget bill under consideration by the legislature is expected to be sent to the governor for action at the end of May.
    • Saliman shared that campus budget scenario planning includes planning for three different scenarios: a 5%, 10% and 20% reduction to system and campus operating budgets.
  • (Kansas) With estimated COVID-19 costs at $35M, K-State cutting budget
    • K-State officials now estimate that the COVID-19 related costs of moving to online classes and suspending campus operations will cost $35 million by the end of the school year.
  • (Nebraska) $1.9 million in grants available to UNK students
    • The grants will apply to expenses that students have incurred beginning March 13 that are directly caused by disruption to their instruction at UNK – items such as housing, moving or transportation expenses, food, technology, educational supplies and services such as child care and health care.
  • (Vermont) Faculty cuts, pay reductions considered as UVM tightens budget
    • UVM’s president, Suresh Garimella, has asked Gov. Phil Scott for $25 million from the $1.25 billion federal stimulus package Vermont received to help pay for student refunds, financial aid, expanded paid leave benefits, and growing technology needs.
    • The state colleges, which are governed separately, are also hoping for a cash infusion of at least $25 million and are in far more dire straits.

K-12 Education

  • (Georgia) Georgia schools lock in grant money for remote learning amid COVID-19 - Nearly 200 public schools in Georgia are set to receive money for purchasing laptops and software aimed at boosting access to online courses as in-person classes remain suspended due to coronavirus. Last week, the state Board of Education voted unanimously to distribute roughly $21.5 million in federal grant funds among 55 local school districts that are seeking the money to buy Chromebooks, portable internet hotspots, remote-learning software and more.
  • (North Carolina) North Carolina Senate committee forwards $2.4B COVID-19 relief bill with $874M for education
    • Gov. Roy Cooper announced Friday that K-12 public schools would continue remote learning until the end of the school year as the state remains under a stay-at-home order and school officials said they will need around $240 million to do so.
    • Under the bill, each school district would have to develop a remote learning plan for the 2020-2021 school year and submit it to the state board of education by July 20.
    • The state received its first deposit of $2 billion in CARES Act funding April 15 with another $480 million to be allocated to metro areas in the state.
  • (South Carolina) SC officials convene task force tasked with getting K-12 students back in school
  • Officials in South Carolina have assembled a group of K-12 educators to help figure out how to navigate the coronavirus pandemic during summer and fall semesters and will convene for its first meeting on April 30, 2020.

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