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Funding initiative prioritizing support for BIPOC institutions

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Funding Focus, a regional initiative that launched earlier this fall to build capacity of grant seekers throughout the Berkshires, has established a priority to support businesses, organizations and institutions owned by Black, Indigenous and People of Color. 

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It is also prioritizing businesses, organizations and institutions that provide significant services to BIPOC communities.

To address this priority, Berkshire Funding Focus is conducting a multi-phase outreach and assessment process to better understand best practices around supporting access to and acquisition of government funding by BIPOC and BIPOC-serving entities.

The first phase of the assessment involves a brief survey to identify those interested in providing background on the needs and capacities of BIPOC entities in the region. The survey can be accessed at tinyurl.com/537vspvk. Responses are requested by Thursday. Information: berkshireplanning.org.

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