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Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

The integrity of our natural and historic landscape is important to us all, and steps taken to strengthen or rebuild communities can have long-term environmental and cultural impacts. To ensure proper stewardship of historic properties and the environment, there are more than 30 federal regulations, directives, and legal mandates — in addition to a number of state laws and codes — in place to protect these resources. 

FEMA’s EHP experts provide specialized guidance and practical long-term planning assistance to communities across the county to ensure that proposed projects align with environmental planning and preservation requirements. 

Get Started

Conduct an Environmental & Historic Preservation Review

All federally funded projects must undergo an environmental review. Learn about the process and find resources for applicants and practitioners.

Learn About the Reviews

Complete an Environmental Assessment

Environmental assessments are used to determine if significant environmental impacts would occur as a result of a federally funded action.

Get Tools and Templates

Search Environmental Assessments and Public Notices

Organized by region, browse libraries of documents related to environmental assessments and public notices issued by FEMA.

View Document Libraries

Apply for FEMA Grants

A condition of Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants is compliance with all applicable environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations.

Get Guidance for Grant Applications

Regulations and Directives

All FEMA activities and programs must comply with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.

Understand the Regulations

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Last updated Jul 24, 2020

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