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FEMA Region 5 office, located in Chicago, Illinois oversees federal emergency management for 34 Tribal Nations and the following states:

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.

Mitigation Guides

Mitigation Funding Resource Guides

Mitigation Funding Resource Guides provide state, territory, and local officials with a wide range of potential funding resources including grants, loans, technical assistance and in-kind services from multiple stakeholders.

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Leadership

Thomas C. Sivak

Thomas C. Sivak
Regional Administrator

Thomas C. Sivak
Regional Administrator

Throughout Mr. Sivak 15-year emergency management and public safety career, he has proudly worked for private, urban area and county public sector organizations and filled leadership roles for several major incident and event activations.

Thomas C. Sivak Full Bio

Michael Chesney

Michael Chesney
Deputy Regional Administrator

Mike Chesney serves as the Deputy Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 5. In this position, his responsibilities include oversight for the operational aspects of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities in support of the Region.

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Regional News and Information

FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell announced the 2022-2023 Youth Preparedness Council members.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 28, 2022
Michael Chesney, recently selected as deputy regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 5, was sworn into his new role on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. Chesney will oversee operational aspects of the agency’s mission at the Chicago-based FEMA office, serving a six-state region that includes Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, along with 34 federally recognized tribal nations.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 21, 2022
Representatives from FEMA will host a virtual Flood Map Information Open House on June 28, 2022, for communities in Licking County, Ohio from 5 – 7 p.m. ET. The open house will give residents the chance to review preliminary versions of a recently completed Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report and its accompanying preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM).
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 21, 2022
With the season’s first wave of oppressive heat and humidity forecast this week, the FEMA Region 5 office in Chicago is encouraging residents to avoid the dangers of extreme heat by taking some simple steps to stay safe.  
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 21, 2022
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) announced today that $144,454,782 in federal funding has been made available to the Wisconsin Department of Administration for costs related to the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the federal disaster declaration of April 4, 2020.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | June 8, 2022
Last updated June 22, 2022