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Region 1

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk MAP


Contact Us and News

FEMA Region 1 oversees federal emergency management for Tribal Nations of New England and the following states:

Our main office is located in downtown Boston; we also have a Regional Response Coordination Center located twenty miles west of Boston in Maynard, Massachusetts.

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.

Leadership and Contacts

Leadership Region 1 - Paul Ford

Paul F. Ford
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Paul joined FEMA in 1992, first as a Natural Hazards Program Specialist in the Mitigation Division. Since then he’s served in a number of roles at FEMA including the Flood Insurance Program Regional Insurance Liaison and Regional Emergency Analyst.

Paul Ford Full Bio

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Daniel McElhinney
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

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Upcoming Events

Help Shape FEMA’S Future   Submit your comments now on how the agency’s programs can better address climate change and the needs of underserved communities  April 22, 2021 – June 21, 2021
FEMA is seeking public comments on how the agency's programs deal with climate change and underserved communities and populations.

Regional News and Information

FEMA continues to play a significant role in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, delivering on the agency’s commitment to bring vaccinations to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration.
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Region 1 - The Rhode Island Department of Health recently received a $1,799,507 grant from FEMA for supplies and services used by medical facilities around the state.  The grant covered costs incurred from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | April 28, 2021

REGION 1 – FEMA has awarded an additional $3.4 million in Public Assistance Program funding for the State of Rhode Island’s COVID-19 response. The assistance was made available under a major disaster declaration issued March 30, 2020.

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Last updated February 8, 2021