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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

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Michael Chesney

Michael Chesney
Deputy Regional Administrator

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Upcoming Events


This webinar will provide an overview of the FY22 BRIC and FMA Notices of Funding Opportunity and will cover HMA grant programs, eligible hazard mitigation activities and the elements of a quality project application.

Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is a method that determines the future risk reduction benefits of a hazard mitigation project. This webinar will cover the basics of BCA, including methodology and an introduction to the FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit Version 6.0.

This webinar will provide an overview of the FY22 BRIC and FMA Notices of Funding Opportunity and will cover HMA grant programs, eligible hazard mitigation activities and the elements of a quality project application.

This webinar will introduce how nature-based solutions can be incorporated in hazard mitigation projects.

Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) is a method that determines the future risk reduction benefits of a hazard mitigation project. This webinar will cover the basics of BCA, including methodology and an introduction to the FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit Version 6.0.

This webinar will describe the technical and qualitative evaluation criteria that will be used in the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) national competition, along with potential data sources.

Building code adoption and enforcement are important risk reduction tools. This webinar will cover the basics of building codes and types of building code projects that are eligible for funding under Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC).

This webinar will discuss opportunities in the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program for applicants and sub-applicants to apply for funding to help them increase their capacity and capability as it relates to natural hazard mitigation.

Regional News and Information

As kids start returning to school, preparing for emergencies should be a part of that process. FEMA Region 5 encourages all families to take the time now to talk about potential disaster risks and steps to stay safe if the unexpected occurs.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 15, 2022
On August 1, FEMA announced the city of Downers Grove, Ill., was included in the pre-selection of subapplicants to receive a portion of $160M in funding through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program to assist communities across the nation enhance climate and disaster resiliency.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 10, 2022
FEMA announced federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Minnesota to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, tornadoes and flooding from May 29-30, 2022.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 10, 2022
Grant is a Portion of $160M in National Funding Announced Today by Biden-Harris Administration
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 5, 2022
Grant is a Portion of $160M in National Funding Announced Today by Biden-Harris Administration
illustration of page of paper Press Release | August 5, 2022
Last updated July 19, 2022