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FEMA's Region 3 office, located in Philadelphia, PA, partners with federal emergency management for seven Tribal Nations and the following states.

States

Visit the state/territory's page for localized content, such as disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, jobs and other resources.

Leadership

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Region 3 Administrator

Janice Barlow

Region 3 Deputy Administrator

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.

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EHP Checklist

Use the EHP Checklist to learn what's required to complete an EHP review, plus common reasons for additional requests for information.

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EHP Photo Guide

Learn how to take photos that help EHP understand your project and reduce additional requests for information.

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Environmental Assessments

View Region 3 documents, including draft and final environmental assessments and public notices.

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Video Tutorials

View these short, easy-to-understand 15-minute videos to learn the basics about the EHP review.

Have EHP Questions?

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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.

Contact EHP

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.

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View success stories sharing best practices, innovative ideas, and lessons learned from Region 3 grant partners.

Region 3 Grant Recipient Calls

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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 Call on Sept. 21, 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.

Topics

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

Request Training

Review the Hazard Mitigation Course Catalog for information on all of the external training courses currently available through FEMA R3.

Fill out this contact form to request training or technical assistance for your community.

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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.

GIS Instructions: Defining Flooding Probability Risk for Structures

For communities with FEMA Flood Risk Products, this instruction sheet describes how to use the Depth and Analysis Grids to find structures with the highest chance of flooding over 30 years. You can use the results to inform outreach to residents in areas with high flood risk.

GIS Instructions: Identifying At-Risk Roadways and Evacuation Routes

For communities with FEMA Flood Risk Products, this instruction sheet describes how to use the Depth and Analysis Grids to identify the roadways and evacuation routes with the highest chance of severe flooding. You can use the results to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects in your mitigation action plan.

GIS Instructions: Identifying Flood Risk “Hot Spots” for Mitigation Action

For communities with FEMA Flood Risk Products, this instruction sheet describes how to use the Depth and Analysis Grids to identify areas where clusters of buildings are at the greatest risk of severe flood damage. You can use the results to identify cost-effective infrastructure projects that are more likely to receive grant funding.

GIS Instructions: Informing Future Land Use and Planning

For communities with FEMA Flood Risk Products, this instruction sheet describes how to use the Depth and Analysis Grids to identify open space parcels that are likely to be developed and have a high chance of severe flooding. You can use the results to prioritize areas for conservation.

GIS Instructions: Mapping Rising Flood Risk

This instruction sheet describes how to use National Flood Hazard Layer data along with local elevation data to find the areas where flood risk is likely to rise first with climate change. You can use the results to inform planning or regulatory actions that reduce future flood risk.

GIS Instructions: Prioritizing Mitigation Actions for Critical Facilities

For communities with FEMA Flood Risk Products, this instruction sheet describes how to use the Depth and Analysis Grids to identify critical facilities (such as schools and fire stations) with the highest chance of severe flooding. You can use the results to identify cost-effective structure and infrastructure projects that are more likely to receive grant funding.

Connect with Region 3

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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.

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Resilience Report Newsletter

Sign up to receive project highlights, best practices and upcoming events focused on mitigation, risk reduction, and increasing resilience.

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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.

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Region 3 Case Studies

View case studies sharing successes and lessons learned from Region 3 states.

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Recovery Forward Newsletter

Sign up to the Recovery Forward Newsletter.

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Regional News and Information

The state-federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers in Boone, Calhoun, and Clay counties will be closing early on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, due to inclement weather.
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Anywhere it rains, it can flood. With flood insurance, you’ll be protected in the event of flood damage, whether it’s an inch of water.
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Since 1996, flooding has affected 99% of U.S. counties, bringing significant damage and financial costs to homeowners and businesses.
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A state-federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center, located at 223 Main Street, is now open to help West Virginia residents affected by the severe flooding that occurred Aug. 28-30, 2023.
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A state-federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is now open at 446 John Slack Circle in Racine to help West Virginia residents affected by the severe flooding that occurred Aug. 28-30, 2023.
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