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.
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.
Complete an Environmental Assessment
Environmental assessments are used to determine if significant environmental impacts would occur as a result of a federally funded action.
Search Environmental Assessments and Public Notices
Organized by region, browse libraries of documents related to environmental assessments and public notices issued by FEMA.
Apply for FEMA Grants
A condition of Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants is compliance with all applicable environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations.
Regulations and Directives
All FEMA activities and programs must comply with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.
Jobs in Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP)
FEMA's EHP Cadre provides expertise in facilitating compliance that results in better decisions and resilient communities.
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