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National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF)

Throwe Environmental serves as Field Liaisons for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF), which covers the entire coastal United States (including the Great Lakes), as well as five major US Territories. NCRF awards approx. $140 million annually in grant funding to enhance coastal communities’ natural defenses against severe weather and flooding. The primary purpose of the fund is to restore, increase, and strengthen natural infrastructure to protect coastal communities while also enhancing habitats for fish and wildlife. To date, the NCRF has awarded more than $135 million in funding to properties, critical facilities, and infrastructure in coastal watersheds and habitats nationwide.

As Field Liaison for NCRF, Throwe Environmental provides assistance to those communities wanting to invest in climate resilience within the framework of NCRF’s four funding categories: (1) Community Capacity Building and Planning, (2) Project Site Assessment and Preliminary Design, (3) Final Design and Permitting, and (4) Project Restoration and Monitoring. Specifically, Throwe Environmental provides capacity to towns, cities, counties, and tribes that need direct assistance on a funded project or a project proposal. Through technical support during proposal development and troubleshooting around potential problems, Throwe Environmental is working to promote climate resilience across US coastal communities through the NCRF.

Throwe Environmental partners with the Native American Fish and Wildlife Society (NAFWS) and the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) to provide Field Liaison services nationally. NAFWS brings unparalleled experience advancing the natural resource goals of indigenous communities. ASAP operates an expansive network of climate adaptation leaders, with a deep library of training tools and resources to draw on.

Additional Resources:

•  READ the 2022 NCRP Request for Proposals 

READ the “Introduction to NCRF Technical Liaisons” flyer

LEARN more about the NCRF Program 

• EXPLORE the NCRF 2021 Grant Slate

• READ the NCRF Program Fact Sheet

Project Updates:

NCRF 2022 Request for Proposals – Now CLOSED

The 2022 NCRF Request for Proposals is now closed. NFWF will award approx. $140M to create and restore natural systems to enhance coastal resilience and fish/wildlife habitat threatened by coastal hazards. Read the RFP

On-Demand NCRF Webinars

It’s never too early to start thinking about 2023 NCRF proposals. We have over a dozen on-demand webinars to get you ready to submit a proposal. Watch now

NFWF and NOAA Announce $39.5M in 2021 NCRF Grants

NFWF and NOAA announced $39.5M in 2021 NCRF grants to support coastal resilience projects in 28 states and territories. The 49 grants will generate a conservation impact of nearly $97.8M. Read the announcement



Meet the Project Team

Courtney Greene
Project Lead/Coordination
Joanne Throwe
Outreach (West, Pacific NW, Military, Alaska, Pacific Islands)
Kyle Gray
Communications, Outreach (Great Lakes, Alaska)
Sarah Whitehouse
Outreach (Environmental Justice, Southeast, Gulf)
Kimberly Groff
Outreach (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Environmental Justice)
John Morton
Outreach (Alaska)
Mark Belton
Outreach (Pacific NW, Military)
Dan Nees
Outreach (Puerto Rico, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast
Taylor Throwe
Project Administration
Samikshya Dhami
Project Support
Native American Fish and Wildlife Society
Outreach & Technical Support (Native American and Alaska Native Tribes)
American Society of Adaptation Professionals
Outreach, Trainings, and Events