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GEMS/MARS (Electronic Monitoring System)


Welcome to GEMS/MARS, the Grant Electronic Monitoring System/Michigan Administrative Review System, an initiative of the Michigan Department of Education.  GEMS/MARS improves the grant monitoring process by using a Web-based, paperless process.  GEMS/MARS features include:

  • Allowing grant sub-recipients to interact with MDE from the beginning to the end of the monitoring review life cycle (whether a desk or on-site review is conducted).
  • Providing a secure, Web-based system requiring no additional software.
  • Allowing MDE to inform sub-recipients of the required documentation, including the ability to upload those required items for MDE review.
  • Facilitating communication between sub-recipients and MDE as findings are reported and compliance plans are developed and approved.
  • Providing FAQs and Best Practices information.

If you have any questions or comments regarding GEMS/MARS, contact the Michigan Department of Education at

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