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Region 7

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 Region 7 - Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
Regional Administrator

He served for more than 20 years in a variety of leadership and government relations roles in the U.S. military and the private sector. As a result, he brings to FEMA a strong background in management, operations, training, and logistics.

Paul Taylor Full Bio

Leadership Region 7 - Kathy Fields

Kathy Fields
Deputy Regional Administrator

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

Last updated September 1, 2020