GovWin SLED Coronavirus Recon

Published: June 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

  • Cities across New York face 'temporary' state aid cuts
    • Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s budget office is temporarily withholding 20% of a state aid payment owed to several cities in New York, citing the COVID-19 pandemic-related revenue shortfall and budget deficit plaguing state government.
  • Georgia lawmakers say they'll avoid worst cuts in budget
    • Georgia lawmakers say that they've scraped up enough money to prevent state agencies from sending employees home for unpaid furlough days in the coming year, and say K-12 school districts should be able to spend savings to avoid teacher furloughs.
  • (Minnesota) $853 million in relief funds coming to local government and food security
    • Gov. Walz and Lt. Gov. Flanagan announced Thursday that $841 million will be distributed to Minnesota counties, cities, and towns. $12 million will be allocated toward food shelves and food banks to help combat hunger across the state. The funding was authorized under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
  • North Dakota approved $400 million in Federal Aid
    • North Dakota’s Budget Section committee approved more than $400 million of federal COVID-19 response aid on Thursday. Many agencies are using their funds to install contactless technology and improve telework hours.

Higher Education

  • (Indiana) Hiring Hoosiers: COVID-19 impacting higher education equity gaps
    • An organization is working help Black communities that are disproportionately affected by systematic racism and inequities in education. Complete College America works with lawmakers and universities to institute policy changes to allow for more students to finish college.
  • How COVID-19 has made some colleges question the academic calendar
    • With millions of Americans unemployed or reluctant to travel or socialize because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and even though most courses will be online, summer registrations at colleges nationwide appear to be booming. The pandemic is constantly being said it’s a “wake-up call” to the rest of higher education that schools should stop shutting down in the summer.

K-12 Education

  • Secretary DeVos Issues Rule to Ensure CARES Act Funding Serves All Students
    • Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a rule that would help to ensure all students whose learning was impacted by COVID-19 are served equitably by emergency funding authorized by the CARES Act, no matter where they attend school. The Interim Final Rule (IFR), which becomes effective immediately, outlines how local education agencies (LEAs) must calculate the emergency funds available for providing equitable services to students and teachers in private schools.
  • Reopen Connecticut: State plans for full-time, in-school education in the fall
    • Governor Ned Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said that while Connecticut has determined reopening schools for in-person instruction can be achieved based upon the state's successful COVID-19 containment efforts, the model will be supported with more intensive mitigation strategies and specific monitoring, containment, and class cancellation plans.
    • In addition to the framework, the Department of Education plans to release a more detailed guidance document next week that will provide more comprehensive information for school districts.
  • Iowa Department of Education doesn't recommend masks, illness screenings for K-12 schools
    • In guidance released the Iowa Department of Education said they're not recommending face coverings for all students and staff.
    • The guidance said masks should be allowed to be worn though if a student or staff member chooses. It encouraged schools to teach and reinforce stigma prevention for those that voluntarily wear masks. It will be up to the individual districts to decide.
  • K-12 Schools In Wisconsin Face Host Of Challenges As They Plan For Fall
    • The school leaders told lawmakers that when they surveyed families about the upcoming school year, most parents say they want their kids to return to the classroom.
    • The guidelines introduced by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction include models for hybrid learning that would allow students to be more socially distanced in classrooms. For example, under one scenario, half of students would attend school Monday and Tuesday, and the other half Thursday and Friday. When not in the classroom, students would do online school.

Health Care

Social Services 

Justice/Public Safety

  • Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on The Public Safety LTE & 5G Market Tracking Report Analysis 2020-2026
    • SNS Telecom & IT estimates that annual investments in public safety LTE/5G-ready infrastructure will surpass $2 Billion by the end of 2020, predominantly driven by new build-outs and the expansion of existing dedicated and hybrid commercial-private networks in a variety of licensed bands across 420/450 MHz, 700 MHz, 800 MHz, 1.4 GHz and higher frequencies, in addition to secure MVNO networks for critical communications. Complemented by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of public safety-grade LTE/5G devices, the market will further grow at a CAGR of approximately 10% between 2020 and 2023, eventually accounting for more than $3 Billion by the end of 2023.

Transportation

Public Utilities