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Core Capability Development Sheets

FEMA’s Core Capability Development Sheets identify tools for organizations to sustain or to improve their capabilities to close identified gaps. The National Preparedness Goal identifies 32 Core Capabilities that address the greatest risks to the nation. Additional background information is available on FEMA’s Technical Assistance Program page.

Each sheet provides the following information, tailored to the capability:

  • Training courses
  • Example capability targets
  • Nationally-typed resources
  • Planning partners
  • Exercise support 

The sheets are available at: 

 Mission AreaDescription                    


The capabilities to avoid, prevent or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism; focuses on ensuring optimal preparedness to prevent an imminent terrorist attack within the United States.


The capabilities to secure the homeland against acts of terrorism and manmade or natural disasters.


The capabilities to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.


The capabilities to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs after an incident has occurred.


The core capabilities to assist communities affected by an incident to recover effectively.


All five mission areas above

Last Updated: 
02/20/2018 - 10:05