Berkshire First Five

April 15, 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 U.S. Department of Labors seeks proposals for their Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations and Fostering Access, Rights and Equity Grants.

The Library of Congress' Teaching with Primary Sources Program funds design and implementation of educational projects that use their digitized primary sources and other online materials.


State Grants

The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources seeks proposals for their Agricultural Food Safety Improvement and Climate Smart Agriculture Grants.



Digital Equity Planning

Massachusetts Municipal Association

Monday, April 22, 2024, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. online

Learn more about the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Challenge Process to identify all areas in Massachusetts not served by broadband.

Register Here


Spring Webinar Series

Increased impact through Strategic Partnerships

Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Mondays, April 8, 22, May 6, 20, and June 3, 17 from 2:00 - 2:45 p.m. online

Register Here.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 18, 2024, for their Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Action Plan. Register here to participate via Zoom. Submit written comments by May 6, 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