FEMA's Region 3 office, located in Philadelphia, PA, partners with federal emergency management for seven Tribal Nations and the following states.
Visit the state/territory's page for localized content, such as disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, jobs and other resources.
Environmental & Historic Preservation Resources
FEMA funded projects must undergo Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) review to ensure we protect and preserve our natural and historic resources.
These tools help explain the federal environmental and historic resource laws and Executive Orders. They provide guidance specific to Region 3 states for the EHP compliance portion of the grant application process.
Use the EHP Checklist to learn what's required to complete an EHP review, plus common reasons for additional requests for information.
EHP Photo Guide
Learn how to take photos that help EHP understand your project and reduce additional requests for information.
Have EHP Questions?
Contact Federal, State & Tribal Governments
Find contact information for federal and state partners and tribal nations that work alongside Region 3 EHP as applicant liaisons and consulting agencies during environmental and historic preservation law reviews.
NOTE: This list was updated as of Dec. 2022 and should not be considered a complete list.
Email Tessa Nolan, Regional Environmental Officer
Grants Recipients Resources
Grants are available to fund disaster- and emergency-related projects. These funds can support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and other efforts to help people before, during and after disasters.
View success stories sharing best practices, innovative ideas, and lessons learned from Region 3 grant partners.
Region 3 Grant Recipient Calls
Join our upcoming quarterly call for information sharing between FEMA and grant recipient(s) on organizational dynamics, grants management, regulations and more.
View notes from our past Grant Recipient Calls on June 15, 2023.
Hazard Mitigation Resources
The resources below can help your state or community develop a hazard mitigation plan, request technical assistance, find flood information, and use mapping tools to reduce risk.
Visit the Region 3 Mitigation GIS and Data Hub for maps and data that support hazard mitigation.
Use the search filters below to find resources on:
- State and local hazard mitigation planning
- Planning for high hazard potential dams
- GIS tools for reducing flood risk
- Training and technical assistance opportunities
Mapping Rising Flood Risk
This series of videos walks through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructions published by FEMA Region 3 to map the areas where flood risk is likely to rise first with climate change. These videos are meant to be used as a planning tool, not a regulatory requirement.
Use this tip sheet to update your hazard mitigation plans. It defines future conditions and explains how to address future risk landscapes throughout the hazard mitigation plan. Considering the probability and impacts of future hazard events is a requirement for all state plans.
Local floodplain managers can use this worksheet to help them meet and exceed the requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). It can be used to help meet hazard mitigation planning requirements or to build local resilience to flooding. Meeting NFIP requirements unlocks access to federal flood insurance, grants and loans.
Hazard mitigation planning teams can use this worksheet to guide them through an effective capability assessment. Knowing your community’s regulatory, technical and financial resources can help identify and implement strong mitigation actions.
Use this checklist to help with annual reviews of local hazard mitigation plans. A hazard mitigation plan is a living document. Reviewing it each year can keep information current and partnerships strong.
Use this worksheet to help your community develop a detailed and actionable flood risk assessment. Flooding is the most common natural disaster in Region 3. It destroys thousands of homes and costs billions of dollars each year.
Tip: Speak with a FEMA Region 3 Planner to help you complete this worksheet!
Connect with Region 3
Coffee Break Webinars
Attend a Region 3 “Coffee Break," a one-hour webinar showcasing mitigation best practices and highlighting the work to reduce risk across the region. Reserve a spot.
Resilience Report Newsletter
Sign up to receive project highlights, best practices and upcoming events focused on mitigation, risk reduction, and increasing resilience.
Regional Business Emergency Operations Center
Region 3's Business Emergency Operations Center helps connect FEMA and the private sector throughout pre-disaster preparedness, disaster response and post-disaster recovery. Learn more and join.
Region 3 Case Studies
View case studies sharing successes and lessons learned from Region 3 states.