Berkshire First Five

April 8, 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 & Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administers the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) for eligible water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Learn more at the April 9, 2024 webinar.


State Grants

The Massachusetts Social Enterprise Capital Grant supports purchase and/or renovation of properties owned by nonprofits that provide supportive services for individuals who face significant barriers to employment.

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection is accepting proposals from cities and towns for the Sustainable Materials Recovery Program and from cities, towns, schools, colleges, and nonprofits for Reduce, Reuse, Repair Micro-Grants Program.



Budget Management


Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon online

Explore key concepts of budgeting such as: Roles and responsibilities, Different types of budgets, Budget timeline, Cyclical budget process, and Budget implementation.

Register Here


Grant Webinar

Social Enterprise Capital Grant

Massachusetts Executive Office of Economic Development

Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. online

Register Here.


Grants and Equity Advocacy

The next monthly Massachusetts Justice40 Working Group meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 12:30 p.m. If you'd like to attend via Zoom, email

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