Berkshire First Five

May 6, 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

Two grants available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Community Compass Technical Assistance and Capacity Building and Green and Resilient Retrofit Program.


State Grants

The Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Application is now live to apply for planning and projects to improve programmatic and physical access for persons with disabilities.

The Underserved Communities Traffic Safety Grant Program provides funding to nonprofits for programs aimed at reducing motor vehicle crashes, injuries and deaths.


Special Event

Berkshire County Digital Equity Summit

Friday, May 10, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Senator Paul Mark, Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Alliance for Digital Equity, Berkshire Regional Planning Agency, Berkshire United Way.

Come explore digital equity solutions for the county's urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Register Here


Housing Listening Session

Massachusetts Housing Advisory Council

Wednesday, May 15, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Berkshire Community College. Register Here.

Wednesday, May 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. Register Here.

Learn more about development of the five-year strategic statewide housing plan - and provide your input and share your experience.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The National Endowment for the Arts' Arts Indicator Project tracks key measures across four domains: artists and other cultural workers, arts participation, arts and cultural assets, and arts and education.

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