As communities across the country experience intensifying climate-driven and water-related hazards, land trusts will be essential for expanding local resilience. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF) provides opportunities for land trusts and community organizations to invest in sustainable, nature-based resilience solutions. Over the next 3-4 years, the NCRF will have over $140 million in available annual funding to support communities’ resilience-building efforts. With this in mind, NFWF has contracted Throwe Environmental to serve as Field Liaison for the NCRF program, helping to address capacity limitations felt by many communities and organizations. Throwe’s workshop will introduce potential applicants to the NCRF program. The presentation will cover three main topics related to the NCRF. The first will consist of a comprehensive overview of the program. Potential applicants will be introduced to the funding opportunity and gain an understanding of core program components. The second topic introduces participants to the Field Liaisons, informing them about the type of assistance that is available, how to best utilize liaison services, and how to develop the most competitive proposals. The final topic capitalizes on the unique opportunities land trusts offer to address climate resilience through nature-based solutions. Here, we will discuss NCRF opportunities specifically as they relate to land trusts. Participants will leave this presentation with a clear understanding of the NCRF program, insight as to how to leverage NCRF funding for the greatest impact, and the ability to identify nature-based opportunities with the potential to catalyze larger conservation efforts.