Region 1

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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

Leadership Region 1 - Paul Ford

Paul F. Ford
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. Ford joined FEMA in 1992 as a Natural Hazards Program Specialist in the Mitigation Division and has worked in several regional roles in areas of insurance, floodplain management and leadership. He has also deployed to several disasters including Hurricane Andrew.

Paul F. Ford Full Bio

Daniel McElhinney

Daniel C. McElhinney
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Mr. McElhinney serves as the Federal Preparedness Coordinator and National Preparedness Division Director for Region one. He is also one of FEMA's Advisors assigned to NATO's Civil-Military Planning and Support Section.

Daniel C. McElhinney Full Bio

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Upcoming Events


Please Join us for Day 2 of the Vermont Nutrition Summit covering the topics of Agricultural Supply Chain in Vermont and Support for Agricultural Workers and Entrepreneurs. The link below will take you to the registration page.

Please join us for the topics of dairy industry opportunities, meat processing capacity, strengthening the rural supply chain, regional USDA funding opportunities, and workforce development farm labor housing.


Please join us for a comprehensive roundtable with featured speakers on the many topics surrounding meeting the challenge of affordable housing in multiple forms.

Regional News and Information

With the Jan. 28 deadline to apply for federal disaster assistance only a few days away, FEMA—along with their state and federal recovery partners—continue to offer help and resources to those affected by remnants of Hurricane Ida in Fairfield, New London, and New Haven counties.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 26, 2022
Homeowners, renters and businesses who had property damage or losses caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida, have two weeks to apply for federal disaster assistance.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 14, 2022
If you applied with FEMA for damage and losses caused by remnants of Hurricane Ida, you will receive a letter in the mail explaining your application current status or eligibility for disaster assistance. Read this letter carefully and follow up with any requests for additional information or provide the documentation requested.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | January 5, 2022
Connecticut residents in Fairfield, New Haven and New London counties who suffered damage or losses from remnants of Hurricane Ida, have one month left to apply for disaster assistance with FEMA and low-interest disaster loans with U.S. Small Business Administration.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | December 28, 2021
More than three-months after remnants of Hurricane Ida ripped through Connecticut communities, more than $34 million in direct federal assistance has been disbursed to help individuals, households and businesses on their road to recovery.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | December 22, 2021
Last updated January 27, 2022