Apply for a Community Grant
Proposals due June 28, 2013
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute is pleased to invite proposals from community organizations, municipal departments, small businesses, trade associations, and regional and state-wide organizations or collaborative groups for support under our Community Grant Program.
You have the opportunity to create and promote healthier communities throughout the Commonwealth by initiating projects that raise awareness and educate people about safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. We are seeking proposals that reach people at a regional or state-wide level. However, we also welcome proposals for projects that will effect change on a more local level.
State-wide or regional projects funded up to $20,000. Local projects will be funded up to $10,000. Download the application.
What TURI Funds
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute awards grants to community organizations, municipal departments and small businesses to encourage people to switch to safer alternatives or methods. We fund trainings, workshops, material development and the purchase of safer products.
Find out what this year's grantees are doing to make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work. Grant recipients include the Montachusett Opportunity Council, Norfolk County 7 Public Health Coalition, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health and Mill City Grows. Read the press release for more details.
Visit our Library of Past Projects page to read about all TURI-funded projects that have made a difference to public health and the environment in Massachusetts. We encourage grant recipients to replicate and build upon past projects. So check out the many projects about green cleaning, organic lawn care and more to develop your ideas for funding.
Interviews with Past Grant Recipients
Click on the videos on the right to hear from three of our past grantees:
- Tiffany Skogstrom, Boston Public Health Commission - safer products for auto shops
- Heloisa Maria Galvao, Brazilian Womens' Group - green cleaning products for house cleaners and the public
- Lynn Rose - green cleaning, disinfection; green cosmetology