Anne Arundel – Annapolis CERT was one of 75 grant recipients the Emergency Response and Safety Grants sponsored by BGE. The 2018 grants totaled $310,000 for the 75 agencies and organizations. AAACERT received a grant for $3,000 to purchase traffic management safety equipment. AAACERT, a volunteer non-profit, 501(c)3 organization, assists Anne Arundel County, Annapolis City and non-profits by providing assistance with traffic, parking and parades. The grant partially funded the purchase of safety vests, safety gloves and flashlights. AAACERT’s traffic training is provide by the Anne Arundel County Police, Reserve Officers. Annapolis City, Office of Emergency Management provides training for Parade Marshals. BGE’s Emergency Response and Safety Grant program, now in its sixth year, supports area nonprofits by providing strategic funding that enables the success of their emergency response and safety programs. In addition to supporting the emergency responder community in Maryland, BGE provides training for fire, police, 911 centers and emergency management organizations who routinely work around utility equipment.