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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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Regional News and Information

Today, FEMA announced two initiatives to advance equity across the agency, which are part of the agency’s efforts to focus on reducing barriers and increasing opportunities. The two major initiatives are the formation of an Equity Enterprise Steering Group and the establishment of a robust stakeholder engagement process to develop the agency’s 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 28, 2021
In March, 2020 COVID-19 arrived with a devastating impact to the residents, businesses and the collective health of New England. Thousands were left suddenly unemployed, hospitals were overwhelmed with critically ill patients, and businesses were forced to close with little notice. FEMA’s top priorities included shielding those most susceptible to COVID-19, decreasing community transmission, protecting those infected, preserving the healthcare system, sustaining supplies, and leading the Federal government support of state, tribal and local vaccination programs.
illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | July 1, 2021
Through its Agency of Human Services, the State of Vermont recently received a $14,305,846 FEMA grant for community-based, COVID-19 testing of Vermonters.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 30, 2021
FEMA awarded a $1,876,980 grant to the City of Boston for a program that helped feed thousands who experienced food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 25, 2021
FEMA awarded a $2,566,225 grant to the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce and Community Development for its costs in the Vermont Everyone Eats Program.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 25, 2021
Last updated February 8, 2021