Grants to States for School Emergency Management (GSEM)



The GSEM team is a dedicated group of emergency management professionals working to improve the readiness and resilience of schools across Maryland.
Our goal is to provide training and technical assistance to school districts across Maryland, enabling them to develop and implement high-quality emergency operations plans and exercises. We do this to ensure peace of mind for students and their families in a resilient learning environment.
Instead of implementing a “one size fits all” strategy, we are developing tiered and modular training solutions for each district according to their needs. We aim to deliver consolidated training modules based on current best practices at no cost to districts and schools


To promote a culture of preparedness and resilience in schools across the state of Maryland by facilitating the ongoing development of high-quality EOPs


GSEM offers three main services:



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