American Society of Adaptation Professionals
The American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) helps its members strengthen their professional network, exchange best practices and practical advice, and accelerate innovation, all leading to more equitable and effective climate adaptation practices. ASAP works across North America, with members in 47 states and throughout the US, Canada, and the Caribbean. Their network is composed of 1,000 individuals and 40 organizations, with an event and newsletter audience of 4,000. Over the past six years, ASAP has hosted multiple workshops on how to secure funding and financing for climate adaptation and resilience projects. This work has taken the form of in-person training, virtual events, publication of white papers, and most recently their collaboration with Climate Resilience Consulting on the Ready to Fund Toolkit and Training. This toolkit describes how local government leads and partners can design more fundable projects by pulling specific policy levers, seeking key partnerships, using innovative accounting practices, inverting power structures, and rethinking and redesigning internal processes. The accompanying Ready to Fund Resilience Training is a modular course, with up to 5 synchronous sessions and asynchronous homework. Throwe is partnering with ASAP to support communities nationally as Field Liaisons for the National Coastal Resilience Fund.