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Region 7

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning

Leadership

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FEMA Region 7 office, located in Kansas City, Missouri oversees federal emergency management for 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.

Leadership

Kathy Fields

Kathy Fields
Regional Administrator (Acting)

Over the past 28 years she has held numerous leadership roles including establishing the National Teleregistration Center and building the foundation for the National Processing Service Centers (NPSC).

Kathy Fields Full Bio

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Jay Van Der Werff
Deputy Regional Administrator (Acting)

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Regional News and Information

FEMA announced that additional disaster assistance is available to the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska by authorizing an increase in the level of funding for Public Assistance projects as a result of the severe storms and flooding during the period of March 13-April 1, 2019.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | July 22, 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 21, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. made additional disaster assistance available to the state of Nebraska by authorizing an increase in the level of federal funding for public assistance projects as a result of a severe winter storm, straight-line winds and flooding during the period of March 9-July 14, 2019.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 28, 2021
FEMA continues to accept applications for funeral assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses. As of Monday, May 24, the agency has received nearly 196,000 applications, and approved more than $66 million for more than 9,700 applicants.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 25, 2021
FEMA continues to play a significant role in the ongoing battle against COVID-19, delivering on the agency’s commitment to bring vaccinations to hard-to-reach and historically underserved communities during the first 100 days of the Biden-Harris Administration.
illustration of page of paper Press Release | May 3, 2021
Last updated July 14, 2021