Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Compliance

The Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) program ensures the protection and enhancement of environmental, historic, and cultural resources and maintains compliance with federal environmental and historic preservation laws and executive orders.

EHP is required for all Homeland Security Grant Programs (HSGP) funding streams, including State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) projects which have potential environmental and/or historic impact. Resources to maintain compliance with this requirement are provided below for reference.

Quick Tip: EHP submissions are not required for mobile or free standing equipment items, outlining this clearly in the expenditure request through the state electronic grants management system will alleviate the need for more information and expedite approval. One example would be a mobile generator request versus a cemented permanent generator which requires excavation and EHP review.

Point of Clarification from DHS: If any portion of a project with potential environmental and/or historic impact is paid for with HSGP funds, EHP review is required.

Information Bulletin (IB) 371 - Streamlined submission of EHP review packets and narrowbanding EHP requirements
Information Bulletin (IB) 356 - EHP Screening Form
Information Bulletin (IB) 345 - Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)
Information Bulletin (IB) 329 - EHP Requirements for Grants

Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA)
Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
FEMA EHP Guidance

Final EHP Screening Form

Click here to go to the FEMA EHP web site

Click here for an Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course on EHP (IS-253)

For more information contact:
Justin Cox