GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: June 17, 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

  • (New Jersey) NJ Reveals Plan to Reopen Colleges, Universities Amid Coronavirus
    • Gov. Phil Murphy said the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of Higher Education would be releasing guidance for reopening. The areas to be covered by the framework include classes, housing, research, dining halls, study abroad, athletics and more.
    • Murphy also announced that as of July 1 in-person labs and clinical research could resume at colleges and universities and career and training schools can start back up with health and safety measures in place.
  • (Pennsylvania) Gov. Wolf: Four Universities Receive Funding for COVID-19 Response Through Manufacturing Innovation Challenge
    • Governor Tom Wolf announced the seven project awardees of $174,603 in new funding through the Manufacturing PA Innovation Program COVID-19 Challenge to address the commonwealth’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The colleges awarded are Carnegie Mellon University, Lehigh University, University of Pittsburgh, and Villanova University.
  • Indiana State Budget Committee reviews change in state appropriations
    • The Indiana State Budget Committee reviewed during a meeting a 7% cut in state appropriations for all higher education institutions presented by the State Budget Director.
    • In its decision to cut higher education appropriations, the State took into account funds received by universities through the CARES Act, federal legislation that established and funded emergency financial aid grants to students, as well as funds to the University to help cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.

K-12 Education

  • (Texas) Fort Bend ISD trustees approve $737.5 million budget that does not include teacher, staff raises
    • The Fort Bend ISD board of trustees approved the district’s $737.5 million budget for the 2020-21 year. The approved budget does not include raises for teachers and staff, nor does it include step increases.
  • (Michigan) School leaders say they face 'disaster' without federal funding assistance
    • Right now school leaders are in an impossible position. July 1 is the deadline by which they have to submit a budget to the state for the next school year. The problem? They have no idea how much funding they will receive from the state.
  • CARES Act and K-12 Education: What Does It Mean For Wisconsin?
    • Wisconsin schools will receive more than $765 million in federal relief from the CARES Act. K-12 schools are set to receive upwards of $221 million. Gov. Tony Evers will have wide discretion in how he chooses to spend the Governor’s Education Relief Fund. Evers can allocate that nearly $47 million pot of money for emergency support grants to schools, childcare or early education providers, and other similar priorities.
  • (Michigan) Whitmer: K-12 schools will return to in-person learning in fall
    • Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said that state public, charter, parochial and private schools can go back to in-person instruction in the fall and said a plan detailing reopening safety protocols for school districts is forthcoming.
    • The governor established a Return to Learn Advisory Council to reopen schools as the state weathers the COVID-19 pandemic. The 25-person group is working on the road map, which will align with Whitmer’s “MI Safe Start Plan.”
  • COVID-19 Could Close Three Fourths Of California’s Outdoor Science Education Programs
    • By the end of 2020 more than 4 million students could miss out on over 9.5 million hours of science and environmental education in California. For organizations in California this means an estimated $225 million in lost revenue and forced layoffs or furloughs of around 5,000 staff by the end of the year, the authors say, and each group could lose nearly a million dollars.
  • (North Carolina) Wake County school board supports virtual learning as option for parents who don't feel comfortable sending kids back
    • The school district is currently developing a virtual learning program that would be offered as a second option to families who do not feel comfortable sending their students back into the classroom for in-person instruction due to ongoing public health concerns around COVID-19.
    • Staff also said about 6,400 elementary students will take part in the virtual Summer Jump Start and Intervention Program, which the state is requiring for K-4th grade students negatively affected by COVID-19.
  • (Wisconsin) Governor Evers Announces $80M+ In COVID-19 Assistance For Wisconsin Schools
    • Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday, June 17 more than $80 million in financial assistance to Wisconsin’s K-12 schools and higher education institutions.
    • The governor announced more than $46 million to K-12 schools and $37 million to higher education partners to assist with the challenges faced relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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