Berkshire First Five

May 13, 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

Grants for Arts Projects support public engagement with the arts and arts education, integration of the arts with strategies promoting the health and well-being of people and communities, and arts sector improvements.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission's Pool Safety Grant Program funds education and enforcement programs to prevent the drowning of children in pools.


State Grants

Cities and towns interested in a cybersecurity vulnerability assessment and technology upgrades can apply to the Cyber Resilient Massachusetts Grant Program.


BFF Workshop Reminder

Fundraising Friday: Know Your Grantonyms

Philanthropy Massachusetts/Berkshire Funding Focus

Friday, June 7, 2024, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

As grantmakers, state and federal agencies speak a language all their own. If acronyms such as COI, LOI, EOI, RFI, RFP, RFQ, and RFR make your head spin, this is your chance to learn how to crack the code!

Register Here


BFF Workshop at Small Business Expo

3rd Annual Berkshire Small Business Expo


Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Avenue in Dalton.

Learn about state, federal, foundation, and corporate grants for small businesses from Berkshire Funding Focus and LMA Grant Consulting.

Register Here.


Grant & Equity Advocacy

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks public feedback on the draft Engaging Faith-Based and Community Organizations: Planning for Emergency Managers. To attend May 23, 29 or June 4, 2024, webinars and provide feedback, register here.

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