The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Continuity Programs (NCP) serves the public by coordinating the Federal programs and activities that preserve our nation’s essential functions across a wide range of potential threats and emergencies. NCP guides and assists the planning and implementation of continuity programs that enable federal as well as state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments to perform their essential functions and deliver critical services throughout all phases of a disaster. Continuity and sustaining essential functions is a shared responsibility of the whole community. Developing and maintaining continuity capabilities helps build and sustain a more resilient nation. NCP’s focus is supporting those leading our nation’s essential functions to incorporate these capabilities throughout their vital missions.