Berkshire First Five

May 28, 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 Justice's Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program funds shelter, transitional housing and assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals.

Check out the National Park Service's Historic Preservation Fund - History of Equal Rights - Preservation Grants to fund architectural services, historic structure reports, preservation plans, and physical preservation to structures.


State Grants

Round 2 of the Broadband Infrastructure Gap Networks Grant Program funds deployment of broadband in areas that lack access to sufficient service focused on communities with low-income households and disadvantaged populations. 

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's State Revolving Loan and Grant application process is open for drinking water and clean water projects.


Mass Cultural Council Webinars

Massachusetts Municipal Association members may register for:

Embracing Culture in the Commonwealth

Tuesday, May 28 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. online.

Building Vibrant and Creative Communities Through Arts and Culture

Tuesday, June 18 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. online

More Info Here


Berkshire Blueprint 2.0 Five Year Benchmark Event

Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Join 1Berkshire and community members for the release of the benchmark report and updates, stories, emergent opportunities, and a vision for our collective ongoing work.

Register Here.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released guidelines for the donation of meat and poultry products from official establishments to non-profit organizations.

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