GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: May 04, 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

K-12 Education

  • Michigan schools can access federal COVID-19 funding
    • Michigan school districts will soon be allowed to apply for millions of dollars of federal aid tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.
      • Districts can apply to use the money to sanitize school facilities and assist low-income children, among other needs.
  • COVID economic crisis threatens Kansas school budgets
    • The 2020 Legislature passed and the Governor signed an appropriations bill that increased state general fund aid to school districts by $117.5 million next (Fiscal Year 2021) over the current year. But new state revenue estimates indicate the state general fund is now facing a $653 million deficit next year – over 8 percent of approved spending.
    • With over 50 percent of the state general fund budget going to K-12 education, some legislators say the plunge in expected revenues means school leaders should expect cuts in K-12 funding.
  • NC General Assembly approves more than $1.5 billion in COVID-19 relief
    • The funding includes the following support for education communities: School Nutrition - $75 million, Summer Learning Programs - $70 million, K-12 Connectivity - $11 million, K-12 Devices for Students - $30 million, Student Health - $10 million, Community Colleges - $25 million, UNC Flexibility Funding - $44.4 million, Assistance for Private Colleges - $20 millio

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

  • Privacy Advocates Voice Concern Over Fever-Reading Drones
    • Drones with the ability to read a person’s temperature from up to 300 feet in the air are raising privacy alarms from civil liberty groups. This will likely be an ongoing topic of discussion throughout the pandemic and after it concludes to determine to what extent of using this technology is considered legal.

Transportation

Public Utilities