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Continuity of Operations Planning

State government must protect the State’s citizens and property, ensure economic safety, and provide vital information and essential services. Continuity planning ensures the most critical government services continue to be available to Texas citizens under any conditions. In cooperation with the Department of Safety, Office of Homeland Security, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Department of Information Resources, and FEMA, the Office has implemented a statutory, comprehensive Continuity Planning program for Texas state entities.

Planning Resources

Continuity Template and Toolbox

Exercise Review and Reports (under development)

The submission template should be used to determine the data you should provide during your bi-annual report to SORM.

FEMA Continuity Guidance Circular (PDF)

Outlines the purpose and intent of continuity planning for public entities.

FEMA Continuity Assessment Tool (PDF)

Provides a tool to conduct a self-assessment of your plan.


Submitting Your Plan

Plans and exercise reviews should be submitted to SORM electronically as an email attachment to COOP@SORM.texas.gov


Continuity Training Classes

Course schedule and class availability is provided at the bottom of each linked page in the lists below. See the full Texas Division of Emergency Management’s website for all course offerings: www.preparingtexas.org.

FEMA Classes

Texas Division of Emergency Management Classes


Continuity Council

The Texas Continuity Council is a forum open to all professionals with an interest in continuity from any sector (federal, state, local, tribal, territorial and private sector organizations) to facilitate:

  • Discussion
  • Sharing of questions, best practices and training
  • Training together on a wide array of topics that affect continuity
  • Development of professional partnerships

No Upcoming Meetings

Higher Education Subcommittee

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(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

Continuity Council Meeting

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(After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.)

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