At PCI we are putting the finishing touches on our 2010 budget. The Stimulus funds are creating a particular challenge as we look out over the next 12-24 months. On the one hand there should be plenty of new money in the market next year. On the other, despite ARRA an additional 9 states are sliding into California like crises as the housing slump begins to affect tax receipts.
There are two core questions companies need to answer as they think about priorities for the coming year.
- Timing – when will the funds flow?
- Volume – how much of the stimulus will be available for instructional materials?
1. When will stimulus dollars flow for instructional materials?