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Region VI: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, & Texas

This section of the site contains information about FEMA Region VI, which oversees federal emergency management for the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, and 68 federally recognized tribal nations.

The main campus of Region VI is located in Denton, Texas, just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
FEMA facilities, Region VI office

About Us

Region VI includes wide expanses of rural areas as well as densely populated cities, like Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and New Orleans. The region covers a wide range of geography: Mountains and deserts in New Mexico, forests in Oklahoma and Arkansas, rivers across the region flowing to the Gulf coast of Texas and through the bayous of Louisiana. As a result we experience a wide range of disasters, including: flooding, hurricanes, wildfires, severe storms, tornadoes, winter storms and earthquakes. Region VI has experienced 16 major disaster declarations across the region since May 2015. Torrential rains resulted in historic flooding in Texas and Louisiana in 2015 and 2016.

History of the Federal Regional Center in Denton

The Region VI Federal Regional Center in Denton, Texas, has an interesting history. Learn more about this underground facility, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014.

How We Support

Our mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Region VI staff, located in Denton, Texas, and in Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana, work diligently to carry out the FEMA mission on a daily basis.

Our team of emergency managers collaborates and communicates closely with our federal, state, tribal, local and private sector partners before, during and after disasters. We collaborate with our partners to build resilience, preparedness and responsiveness in communities across the region. We stand ready to support our state and tribal partners whenever disasters may strike.

Disasters start and end locally. Local and state officials provide first response, determine the needs of their citizens and communities, and their own capabilities to handle a disaster. By law, FEMA Region VI helps when requested by the state. State governors or tribal leaders determine if and when to request an emergency or disaster declaration from the president of the United States through FEMA. 

See FEMA Region 6 Disaster Assistance Essentials - a guide to federal disaster assistance resources and processes.

Learn more about the disaster declaration process.

Contact Information

Information for survivors of August flooding in Louisiana: If you have questions about types of assistance available to you, the best way to get answers is to contact a FEMA representative who can walk you through your options. Call 800-621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service). If you use TTY, call 800-462-7585.

Regional Office Main Number: 940-898-5399

Louisiana Recovery Office Main Number: 225-242-6000

Media Inquiries - News Desk Number: 940-898-5454
Media inquiries can also be sent to our Public Affairs team via email: FEMA-R6-NewsDesk@fema.dhs.gov

Congressional Inquiries: 940-898-5559

Tribal Inquiries: 940-898-5233

Freedom of Information Act inquiries:
https://www.fema.gov/foia

Region VI Mailing Address:
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FRC 800 North Loop 288
Denton, TX 76209-3698

Regional Organization

FEMA Region VI is organized into divisions which focus on different aspects of emergency management. All the divisions support each other and work together to serve our states and tribal nations.

Regional AdministratorDeputy Regional AdministratorLead Field CoordinatorSenior Regional CounselExternal AffairsMERS DetachmentDefense Coordination ElementNational Preparedness Division - Regional Integration Branch and Technological Hazards BranchRecovery Division -  Individual Assistance Branch, Public Assistance BranchResponse Division - Operational Planning Branch, Operations Integration Branch, Logistics Management Branch, IMAT Team 1, IMAT Team 2Grants Management Division - Non-Disaster Grants Branch, Disaster Grants BranchMitigation Division - Risk Analysis Branch, Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch, Hazard Mitigation Assistance Branch, Environmental TeamMission Support Division - Information Technology Branch, Administrative Services Branch, Procurement BranchLouisiana Recovery Office - Programs, Support ServicesAs of May 12, 2016

Doing Business with FEMA

Small Business Program

Industry Liaison Program

The Industry Liaison Program has created a process to ensure that information about your company's products or services is routed to the appropriate FEMA contracting and acquisition professionals as supplemental market research.

Please follow the steps below to insure your company's information is captured. Failure to complete these steps may significantly delay your registration in our vendor information repository.

1. Register with System for Award Management (SAM)
SAM is considered the primary market research tool for Contracting Officers. If you are not registered with SAM, please visit http://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/. Should you have any questions about the SAM registration process, please contact the Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220.

2. Complete a FEMA Vendor Profile Form 
Obtain a Vendor Profile Form from the ILP website.  Refer to the "Contact Us" section. The vendor profile form captures standard information about your company (i.e. contact information, types of services, NAICS code).  Once you have completed the FEMA Vendor Profile Form, email the document to the ILP for processing.  FEMA can use the Vendor Profile as supplemental market research during disaster operations. The information collected can be sent to Contracting Officer(s) for the declared disaster areas, when applicable. 

3. Monitor Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website
Upon completing your SAM registration and FEMA Vendor Profile, search http://www.fbo.gov/ for federal procurement opportunities.

The FEMA Industry Liaison program can be contacted at 202-646-1895 or FEMA-Industry@fema.dhs.gov.

Job Opportunities

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Last Updated: 
02/21/2018 - 11:50