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Region 1

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk MAP

Leadership

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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Regional News and Information

REGION 1 – The State of Rhode Island received a grant totaling more than $64 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for costs associated with COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts.

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Massachusetts will receive $ 213,284,522.50 from FEMA to support the Commonwealth with emergency protective measures to store, handle, transport, distribute, and administer the COVID-19 vaccine in accordance with their Vaccination Plan.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021
FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Connecticut to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by Hurricane Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021
FEMA has awarded $6,993,801 to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency to reimburse eligible expenses in response to food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | February 14, 2021

HOLIDAY STRESS in the TIME of COVID-19

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Last updated February 8, 2021