GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: May 26, 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

Higher Education

  • Washington colleges, universities brace for big budget hit
    • In the State of Washington, Higher education can be cut because it’s funding is considered discretionary. While Washington’s Constitution preserves education as the state’s top duty, few believe that includes learning beyond 12th grade. Higher education is expected to get a sharp cut to funding likely to go higher than the 15% state Budget Director David Schumacher asked of state agencies earlier in the month.
  • College Presidents Say Fall Opening Likely
    • More than half of college presidents (53 percent) said it was “very likely” their institutions would resume in-person courses this fall, and another 31 percent said it was “somewhat likely,” according to a survey of 310 presidents conducted by the American Council on Education.
  • University Of Kentucky To Use Contingency Fund To Save Jobs
    • The University of Kentucky will use portions of its contingency fund to save nearly 100 school jobs in the next fiscal year amid continuing furloughs at the school.
    • This initiative comes after 100 additional academic employees were furloughed Friday, about a month after the university furloughed nearly 1,700 academic and UK HealthCare employees due to revenue shortfalls related to the coronavirus outbreak.

K-12 Education

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

  • Pennsylvania Court Expands Video Use to Meet Demand
    • Rather than keep litigants six feet away from each other, Northampton County, Pa., has instead decided to take people out of its courtrooms and put them on the Internet with the use of video technology.

Transportation

Public Utilities

  • COVID-19 Reveals Challenge Facing Merchant Renewables
    • Power market flaws exposed as falling demand during the lockdown simulates a high-renewables grids.
  • The Right Coronavirus Recovery Could Make 2019 the Year of Peak Carbon
    • While COVID-19 continues to have devastating consequences across the globe, the lockdown triggered by the virus has driven a material reduction in atmospheric CO2 levels. In cities such as Beijing, Los Angeles, London and New Delhi, air quality is now cleaner than at any time in living memory, and International Energy Agency research indicates global emissions could drop by 8 percent in 2020.

Community Development/Housing