Region 3



Environmental Resources


Mitigation Planning

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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.


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


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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 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 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

Request Training

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.

State Capability Assessment

This worksheet offers a framework for your state to assess its capabilities to mitigate hazards. This process is an opportunity to bring together diverse stakeholders and build partnerships. It is also a requirement for all state hazard mitigation plans.

State Hazard Mitigation Plan Engagement Strategy

Region 3 developed this worksheet to support effective and sustained engagement during state hazard mitigation plan updates. It walks through key factors to consider when creating an engagement strategy. A strong engagement strategy will involve a variety of agencies, organizations and sectors in the plan update process.

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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Regional News and Information

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced the recipients of the FY22 pre-disaster hazard mitigation assistance grants from their Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) programs. The selections, through the two competitive grant programs, will help communities across the nation enhance resilience to climate change and extreme weather events.
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Senior Officials, Victoria Salinas and Janice Barlow, toured DC Water’s Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant to celebrate Disaster Resilience Month this August. The tour highlighted the innovative work the District of Columbia and DC Water are doing to reduce flood risk.
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Take a coffee break with us! Tune in to gain a Planner’s point of view on how FEMA’s updated state and local policies can help develop a better understanding of natural hazard risk and solutions for you and your community.
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing more than $50 million in funding for two flood mitigation projects - one in Philadelphia and one in Virginia Beach. This funding comes from the Building Resilient Infrastructure & Communities (BRIC) grant program and was awarded to the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Virginia on Monday.
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This year’s Private Sector Readiness Day will discuss innovative ways to incorporate data into your decision-making process.
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