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Industry Grants

TURI encourages Massachusetts manufacturing facilities to research, evaluate, implement and share information about toxics use reduction (TUR) options. TURI helps this process by offering industry grants up to $30,000. The deadline for 2017 is passed. Please contact Joy Onasch to discuss future opportunities.

Applying for an Industry Grant

Application for an Industry Grant is intended to be a competitive yet simple process for Massachusetts companies. Following receipt of the application, TURI will contact the company’s primary technical contact directly to gather additional information needed to make a decision. This typically includes an on-site visit to better understand the proposed project and its potential benefits. While the deadline for the application is in June, TURI may have some flexibility to consider applications received throughout the year. 

Demonstrating Your Success

Because the overarching goal of this program is to disseminate information about TUR options widely throughout the Massachusetts manufacturing universe, facilities that receive an Industry Grant are required to demonstrate their processes and share information about project elements that contributed to their TUR success. Once awarded an Industry Grant, companies are expected to begin implementation of their TUR project such that demonstration of the fully functional new process can be conducted in a timely manner (typically this is expected to be within 6 months of completion of the project, and no more than 9 months after the grant is awarded). 

Case Studies

Case studies are a valuable resource for other companies considering similar TUR in their manufacturing facilities. As part of the Industry Grant, the grantee is required to provide adequate information and insights from which TURI can craft a case study about the project. TURI will work collaboratively with the grantee to create the final document. The case study will be made publicly available via TURI’s website (www.turi.org). A brief handout may also be created so that individuals attending the on-site demonstration have information they can bring away with them in the event the case study has not yet been completed. TURI will take the lead in crafting and finalizing the handout and the case study, with clear approval of content from the grantee.

More information is available in the Industry Grant Overview.