Every day, individuals, organizations, communities and governments provide critical services and perform essential functions upon which the whole community depends. Continuity ensures the continuation of essential functions across a wide range of emergencies and disruptions and is a part of the fundamental mission of all organizations.
Continuity is the ability to provide uninterrupted critical services, essential functions, and support, while maintaining organizational viability, before, during and after an event that disrupts normal operations.
Outreach and Technical Assistance
In coordination with the FEMA Regions, FEMA’s National Continuity Programs provides outreach and technical assistance to whole community partners across the nation. Outreach and technical assistance offerings is available to non-federal partners, including state, local, tribal and territorial governments; the private sector; non-governmental organizations; and critical infrastructure owners and operators.
Continuity Assessment Tool
Jurisdictions are encouraged to complete an assessment of current plans and programs using the Continuity Assessment Tool to identify shortfalls or gaps to guide requests for technical assistance.
Continuity Resource Toolkit and Guidance Circular
FEMA maintains the Continuity Resource Toolkit, which is designed to provide additional tools, templates, and resources to assist in implementing the concepts found within the Continuity Guidance Circular.
If interested in outreach or technical assistance opportunities, please contact FEMA-CGC@fema.dhs.gov.
Learn about the Continuity Excellence Series, two levels of training courses designed to address the full spectrum of requirements to support a viable continuity capability.