Berkshire First Five

April 22, 2024

The First Five from Berkshire Funding Focus includes a mix of content for nonprofits, municipalities, schools, and businesses.   See the BFF website for more - or contact


Federal Grants

Collaborative approaches between schools and community-based organizations to increase safety and prevent violence in K-12 schools can seek funding from the U.S. Department of Justice.


State Grants

The Destination Development Capital Grant Program funds projects that expand, construct, restore, or renovate tourism destinations and attractions visited by in state or out-of-state travelers.



Fundraising Friday: Meet Philanthropy Massachusetts Leadership and Talk About Funder Trends

Friday, May 3, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

After introducing their new Chief Executive Officer, the Philanthropy Massachusetts team will share perspectives on philanthropic trends and local funder initiatives.

Register Here


Grant Webinars

Emergency Management Performance Grant

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. online: Register

Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. online: Register

Learn what your city or town needs to successfully submit an application.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has created an online Environmental Justice Clearinghouse - and welcomes input and submissions from the public.

About Berkshire Funding Focus

Berkshire Funding Focus (BFF), a regional initiative housed at BRPC, supports Berkshire County towns, businesses, nonprofits, and schools seeking state and federal funds to aid with recovery and rebuilding efforts. Learn more here:


Have questions? Contact Recovery Grant Specialist Karen Pelto. We look forward to helping you find opportunities and resources that are right for you.

Berkshire Funding Focus