U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov

A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS

A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites..

Region 5

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Map

Mitigation Guides


Contact Us and News

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.

View All Mitigation Funding Resource Guides


Kevin is standing in front of a flag

Kevin M. Sligh Sr.

Regional Administrator (Acting)

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.

Kevin M. Sligh Full Bio

Illustration - Default - Male

Fred Kaehler

Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

Contact Us

Upcoming Events

Join us for a session featuring: Value-added Mitigation Contributions by Non-governmental Institutions. You will be able to learn how to interact with these types of institutions to fulfill grant requirements or learn of ways to bring nature-based solutions into your community.

Regional News and Information

Survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance following the June severe storms and flooding will receive a letter explaining FEMA’s eligibility decision and the reason for that decision.

FEMA Decision Letters: What You Should Know

illustration of page of paper Fact Sheets | August 2, 2021

CHICAGO - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has sent Disaster Survivor Assistance (DSA) teams to Washtenaw and Wayne counties where survivors of the June 25-26 severe storms and flooding are now eligible for Individual Assistance.

illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 21, 2021

CHICAGO - Washtenaw & Wayne County residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of June 25 - 26, 2021, may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 21, 2021
Today, FEMA announced two initiatives to advance equity across the agency, which are part of the agency’s efforts to focus on reducing barriers and increasing opportunities. The two major initiatives are the formation of an Equity Enterprise Steering Group and the establishment of a robust stakeholder engagement process to develop the agency’s 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 28, 2021
WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Michigan to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes from June 25-26, 2021.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 15, 2021
Last updated June 4, 2021