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

Looking to engage the public in humanities content through digital platforms and formats - websites, mobile tours, interactive kiosks, games, and/or virtual environments? Check out the National Endowment for the Humanities Digital Projects for the Public grant.


State Grants

Reminders: Expressions of Interest for the Community One Stop for Growth are due April 30, 2024; Applications for MVP Action Grants are due April 26, 2024; Expressions of Interest for the Residential Retrofit Program of the Massachusetts Broadband Institute are due ahead of a soon to be released Request for Proposals.



Federal Funding Blueprint: Finding and Managing Grants in a Changing Environment

Your Part-Time Controller, LLC

Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. online

Learn more about changes to,, best practices in grants management, and potential legislative changes to single audits, and indirect rates.

Register Here



Renewable Energy in Food and Beverage Businesses

UMass Amherst Energy Transition Institute

Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. online

Learn about options for using renewable energy to reduce your environmental impact and save on your energy bills.

Register Here.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

Beyond Mobility, the Massachusetts 2050 Transportation Plan, is available for public review. Comments are due on or before May 5, 2024.

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