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Region 3



Environmental Resources


Mitigation Planning

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FEMA's Region 3 office, located in Philadelphia, PA, partners with federal emergency management for seven Tribal Nations and the following states.


Visit the state/territory's page for localized content, such as disaster recovery centers, flood maps, fact sheets, jobs and other resources.


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Region 3 Administrator

Michael Sencyz

Region 3 Deputy Administrator (Acting)

Environmental & Historic Preservation Resources

FEMA funded projects must undergo Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) review to ensure we protect and preserve our natural and historic resources.

These tools help explain the federal environmental and historic resource laws and Executive Orders. They provide guidance specific to Region 3 states for the EHP compliance portion of the grant application process.

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EHP Checklist

Use the EHP Checklist to learn what's required to complete an EHP review, plus common reasons for additional requests for information.

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EHP Photo Guide

Learn how to take photos that help EHP understand your project and reduce additional requests for information.

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Environmental Assessments

View Region 3 documents, including draft and final environmental assessments and public notices.

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Video Tutorials

View these short, easy-to-understand 15-minute videos to learn the basics about the EHP review.

Have EHP Questions?

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Contact Federal, State & Tribal Governments

Find contact information for federal and state partners and tribal nations that work alongside Region 3 EHP as applicant liaisons and consulting agencies during environmental and historic preservation law reviews.

NOTE: This list was updated as of Dec. 2022 and should not be considered a complete list.

Contact EHP

Email Tessa Nolan, Regional Environmental Officer

Grants Recipients Resources

Grants are available to fund disaster- and emergency-related projects. These funds can support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and other efforts to help people before, during and after disasters.

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View success stories sharing best practices, innovative ideas, and lessons learned from Region 3 grant partners.

Region 3 Grant Recipient Calls

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Join our upcoming quarterly call for information sharing between FEMA and grant recipient(s) on organizational dynamics, grants management, regulations and more.

View notes from our past Grant Recipient Call on Sept. 21, 2023.

Hazard Mitigation Resources

The resources below can help your state or community develop a hazard mitigation plan, request technical assistance, find flood information, and use mapping tools to reduce risk.

Visit the Region 3 Mitigation GIS and Data Hub for maps and data that support hazard mitigation.


Use the search filters below to find resources on:

  • State and local hazard mitigation planning
  • Planning for high hazard potential dams
  • GIS tools for reducing flood risk
  • Training and technical assistance opportunities

Request Training

Review the Hazard Mitigation Course Catalog for information on all of the external training courses currently available through FEMA R3.

Fill out this contact form to request training or technical assistance for your community.

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Mapping Rising Flood Risk

This series of videos walks through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) instructions published by FEMA Region 3 to map the areas where flood risk is likely to rise first with climate change. These videos are meant to be used as a planning tool, not a regulatory requirement.

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Connect with Region 3

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Coffee Break Webinars

Attend a Region 3 “Coffee Break," a one-hour webinar showcasing mitigation best practices and highlighting the work to reduce risk across the region. Reserve a spot.

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Resilience Report Newsletter

Sign up to receive project highlights, best practices and upcoming events focused on mitigation, risk reduction, and increasing resilience.

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Regional Business Emergency Operations Center

Region 3's Business Emergency Operations Center helps connect FEMA and the private sector throughout pre-disaster preparedness, disaster response and post-disaster recovery. Learn more and join.

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Region 3 Case Studies

View case studies sharing successes and lessons learned from Region 3 states.

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Recovery Forward Newsletter

Sign up to the Recovery Forward Newsletter.

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Regional News and Information

PHILADELPHIA - Ahora que el tiempo empieza a calentar, FEMA Región 3 invita a los residentes a pensar si están preparados en caso de que las tormentas de primavera afecten a su comunidad. Las inundaciones son el desastre natural más común en los Estados Unidos y pueden ocurrir en cualquier lugar y en cualquier momento. La lluvia es sólo una de las muchas causas por las que las inundaciones pueden ocurrir. Otras razones son el deshielo y/o derretimiento de la nieve, las tormentas costeras, las marejadas de tormenta y el desbordamiento de presas y otros sistemas hidráulicos.
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This week, FEMA senior officials joined local leaders to celebrate non-financial climate planning provided to Crisfield, Maryland, and a resilience grant to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as a result of FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program. During the events, officials highlighted ways communities can take advantage of the agency’s Direct Technical Assistance program that offers free help in the application process and how FEMA grants can help them become more resilient to severe weather events and future hazards.
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La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció hoy que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de West Virginia con el fin de complementar los esfuerzos de recuperación en las áreas afectadas por tormentas severas, inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra y lodo que ocurrieron del 28 al 30 de agosto de 2023.
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FEMA actualmente está monitoreando la tormenta nor’easter, o sistema del noreste, que se dirige hacia la costa este. Las Regiones 1, 2 y 3 están en contacto con sus colegas regionales ante la tormenta. Mientras que la tormenta invernal actual está en camino con posibles fuertes nevadas y hielo peligroso para el noreste y el medio-Atlántico este fin de semana, FEMA exhorta a todas las comunidades a prepararse para esta temporada de invierno, ya que se espera que sigan otras tormentas.
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El presidente Joseph R. Biden, Jr. anunció que la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus sigla en inglés) otorgó una subvención de $22.4 millones a la ciudad de Philadelphia, para pagar los salarios y beneficios de 72 bomberos durante tres años, lo que permitió la reapertura de tres estaciones de bomberos de la ciudad: Engine 6 en Fishtown, Ladder 1 en Fairmount y Ladder 11 en el sur de Philadelphia.
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