GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: June 12, 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

K-12 Education

Health Care

  • 4 stats on how COVID-19 affected healthcare utilization
    • Fair Health examined how the COVID-19 pandemic affected healthcare utilization and revenue across the industry in general and seven specialties.
  • (Wisconsin) $40 million in funding to help hospitals with COVID-19 losses
    • Gov. Tony Evers announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020.
  • (Alabama) COVID-19 funding disparities in hospitals
    • New health data shows disparities between how federal money was distributed to hospitals as part of the CARES Act and Alabama appears to have gotten less aid.
  • (Illinois) Cook County Receives $41M from State for COVID-19 Contact Tracing
    • The Cook County Department of Public Health will scale up its COVID-19 contact tracing program within the next six months, thanks to a $41 million grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.
  • (Kansas) Governor Kelly announces statewide COVID-19 testing strategy
    • The governor announced the state’s plan to expand COVID-19 testing. She said the goal is to test two-percent of the population or sixty-thousand people every month, and continue through the end of the year.
  • (New Jersey) Rutgers to Support Statewide COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program
    • The Rutgers School of Public Health is working with the New Jersey Department of Health to prepare a diverse contact tracing workforce that will initially include students studying public health, social work and related fields at Rutgers and other schools across the state
  • Kansas Aims To Test 60K People Monthly For Rest Of Year
    • Governor Kelly of Kansas intends to test 60,000 residents monthly through the calendar year to better control and respond to outbreaks of COVID-19. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help meet this goal by delivering large quantities of testing supplies according to the Governor.

Social Services 

  • Garcetti, Other Mayors Push State For Homeless Funding Amid Coronavirus
    • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Santa Ana Mayor Miguel Pulido joined their counterparts from other large California cities Wednesday, calling on the state to approve millions of dollars to address the homelessness crisis during, and beyond, the coronavirus pandemic.

Justice/Public Safety

  • (Connecticut) Hartford City Council Votes to Cut Police Budget
    • Hartford's City Council voted Thursday in support of cutting $1 million from the police department's budget of over $40 million and redistributing the money to other city departments. The proposal represents a 3.5% cut to the current year's $46.6 million police budget, including a reduction of $677,000 that Mayor Luke Bronin, a Democrat, had already suggested in his city budget.

Transportation

Public Utilities

  • Booming Illinois solar industry falls off ‘funding cliff’
    • Illinois went from a solar laggard to one of the hottest U.S. markets thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act — a sweeping energy law signed in 2016 that is spurring hundreds of millions of dollars of new investment.
    • But the boom is just as quickly turning to bust due to the one-two punch of COVID-19-related challenges that are slowing both sales and installations and a funding crunch that could starve the industry for years to come.
  • Utility-scale solar to soar in 2020, despite COVID, while coal decline accelerates, SEIA, EIA project
    • The coronavirus pandemic and ensuing economic recession have led to dramatic shifts in power demand across the electricity sector this year, while supply chain and labor disruptions have impacted power resources across the board.