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.
View these short, easy-to-understand 15-minute videos to learn the basics about the EHP review.
View Region 3 documents, including draft and final environmental assessments and public notices.
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 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.
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 Mapping Portal 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
Fill out this contact form to request training or technical assistance for your community.
This Region 3 tip sheet outlines what your local or tribal plan must include to meet the HHPD planning requirements. It also lists what to include when preparing your plan’s Scope of Work. To access FEMA funding for dam rehabilitation, your hazard mitigation plan must address the risks posed by HHPDs.
This Region 3 tip sheet walks through what your state’s plan must include to meet the HHPD planning requirements. It also lists what to include when preparing your plan’s Scope of Work. To access FEMA funding for dam rehabilitation, your state’s hazard mitigation plan must address the risks posed by HHPDs.
Region 3 developed this worksheet to support sustained and effective engagement during local hazard mitigation plan updates. It gives tips on how to create an engagement strategy to guide participation . A strong engagement strategy involves local officials and other stakeholders throughout the planning process.
This one-page, easy-to-share table summarizes key FEMA resources for hazard mitigation planning. Resources address each step of the planning process and include training opportunities, worksheets, checklists, and more.
This overview graphic provides a visual summary of the mitigation planning process. It encompasses every step of the planning cycle, from forming the planning team to adopting the plan and bringing the plan to life. Understanding the mitigation planning process can help stakeholders stay engaged.
Region 3 developed this guide for floodplain managers, hazard mitigation planners, and others interested in reducing local flood risk. It focuses on how to enhance data-sharing, partnerships, and plan integration to keep families, businesses and neighborhoods safe. It also uses common scenarios in our region to show how different programs can work together to manage water resources in a way that advances multiple community goals. These programs include hazard mitigation planning, floodplain management, land use planning, economic development and emergency management.
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.
Hazard Mitigation Planning