Environmental & Historic Preservation Guidance for FEMA Grant Applicants

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These pages provide FEMA's Grant and Sub-Grant Applicants with critical information that will assist in expediting the EHP review process for their projects. The suggestions provided are intended to improve a project's design, development, and implementation by taking into consideration the impacts of a project to surrounding natural, cultural, and historic resources. Consideration of these impacts will allow for an informed decisionmaking, which is the basic premise of many of our Federal environmental laws.

Expediting the EHP Review

The EHP Review
Description of the Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance Review.

Useful Information to Expedite EHP Review
Information that is useful in expediting the EHP review.

Providing Effective Project Descriptions
Helpful information for writing effective project descriptions.

Grant Preparedness Division Screening Form
This form must be attached to all project information sent to the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) to initiate environmental and historic preservation (EHP) compliance review, per the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other EHP laws and executive orders.

Alternative Housing Pilot Program

Alternative Housing Pilot Program Guidance
Specific EHP guidance developed for the new Alternative Housing Pilot Program.

Alternative Housing Pilot Program
Link to the Alternative Housing Pilot Program webpage.

EMIS and NEMIS Guidance

eLearning Tool for eGrant Applicants
Guidance to assist grant applicants in collecting and providing environmental and historic preservation information to assist in the EHP review.

Environmental & Historic Preservation Management Information System (EMIS) User Guide
Guidance to assist Environmental & Historic Preservation specialists with conducting and documenting project reviews in EMIS. NOTE: EMIS training materials are available on the EHP Intranet site.

EHP Review and Documentation Procedures of Projects in NEMIS
Guidance to assist Environmental & Historic Preservation specialists with conducting and documenting project reviews in NEMIS.

Training Links

IS-253 Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance
Link to the IS-253 course on Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation Compliance for FEMA disaster assistance

EHP information for Preparedness Grants

Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Information Bulletins Information Bulletins 271, 329 and 345 issued by the Grant Programs Directorate contain information for grant applicants regarding EHP compliance requirements.

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Requirements for Preparedness Grants
Expands on the information provided in GPD Information Bulletin 271.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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