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If you have any questions, please contact the GEMS/MARS helpdesk at: or 517-241-6270

The Office of Educational Supports (OES) recently requested documentation be submitted for various items. These items included:

Foster Care Transportation Plan, Language Asssistance Plan, Sample Private School Invitation Letters, and Documentation of Private School Consultation.

This documentation is not submitted in regular GEMS; it is submitted in the OES Document Submission Portal.

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is required by law to monitor implementation of Federal and State programs at the local level to ensure funds and other resources are spent or used appropriately in accordance with State and Federal law and Education policy. GEMS/MARS is the Grant Electronic Monitoring System / Michigan Administrative Review System and supports this monitoring process.  To access the GEMS/MARS application, you must have a valid MEIS ID and an 'Active' user status in GEMS/MARS.

If you have any problem accessing the application, please contact the GEMS Help Desk at (517) 241-6270 or at Please include your full name and complete telephone number (with area code) when you contact the Help Desk.

Additional support can be found at: This website includes basic help documentation, as well as the necessary security authorization forms to get access to the system. 

Security Authorization Form for Sub-Recipient Users PDF icon
Security Authorization Form for Sub-Recipient Administrators PDF icon