Berkshire First Five

June 3, 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

The National Archives and Records Administration grants fund projects to improve online public discovery and use of historical records collections, particularly those that document the evolution of the nation's legal history.


State Grants

The Massachusetts Broadband Institute Residential Retrofit Program funds the purchase and installation of broadband infrastructure in public housing and affordable housing buildings.

The Massachusetts Cool Corridors Grant Program funds tree planting to mitigate extreme heat and enhance tree canopy in neighborhoods and public spaces.



BEAD Challenge Process: How's Your Internet?

Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Wednesday, June 5, 2024, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Learn about the upcoming BEAD Challenge Process including new information, projected timeline, submitting a challenge, and the importance of the process to ensure the accuracy of internet availability where you live and work.

Register Here


Cool Corridors Grant Webinar

Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Cool Corridors Grant Program

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

RSVP to by Monday, June 17th, 2024.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council will hold a virtual meeting on June 5 and 6, 2024, from noon to 6:30 p.m. each day. Register Here to participate.

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