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 Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.
- Find resources to help conduct an environmental and historic preservation review
- Get guidance for grant applications
- View listings of regional environmental assessments and notices
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.
- Learn about the Risk MAP program
- Search for existing local Risk MAP projects
- Find location-specific project information using Risk MAP products, which provide user friendly analysis of flood risks
Leadership and Contacts
James K. Joseph
Appointed in November 2013. Prior to accepting his FEMA appointment, he was a member of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s cabinet to which the governor appointed him to serve both as Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and as Deputy State Homeland Security Advisor.
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Kevin M. Sligh
Deputy Regional Administrator
Responsible for the oversight for the operational aspects of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities in support of the Region’s six Great Lakes states. He previously served as Deputy Director, Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy at U.S. Coast Guard HQ.
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