The Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire has set an Oct. 15 deadline for organizations, schools and individuals to apply for Local Cultural Council Grants.

Applications should support community-oriented arts, humanities, science, history and environmental programs in the following 11 communities: Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, Hancock, Lanesborough, Monroe, New Ashford, North Adams, Savoy, and Williamstown.

Application forms, local guidelines, and additional information about the Local Cultural Council Program can be found at

For a complete listing of all the opportunities by the Mass Cultural Council funding visit

Visit the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire's Facebook page for more information or email questions to

Jeannie Maschino can be reached at 413-496-6256 or

Community News Editor / Librarian

Jeannie Maschino is community news editor and librarian for The Berkshire Eagle. She has worked for the newspaper in various capacities since 1982 and joined the newsroom in 1989.