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Apply for a FY2013 Community and Small Business Grant

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute is pleased to invite proposals from community organizations, municipal departments, small businesses, trade associations, and regional and statewide organizations for support under our Community and Small Business Grant Program.

Alternatives to toxic chemicals exist. With the support of grant funding, you have the opportunity to create and promote healthier communities throughout the Commonwealth by raising awareness and educating people about safer alternatives.
This year we are especially interested in supporting projects that elevate toxics use reduction ideas and projects to a regional or statewide level; however, we also welcome applications for more local projects.

At the core of the Community and Small Business Program is the creation of partnerships and collaboration. The Program has fostered the development of unique partnerships around toxics use reduction (TUR) among many diverse groups. These collaborative efforts have addressed toxics in and around schools, municipal buildings and operations, households, recreational activities, and small businesses such as auto body shops and hair and nail salons.

The maximum award amount for regional or statewide projects is $20,000. The maximum award amount for local projects is $10,000.  Funding is contingent on availability of program funds. Applications must be received by June 29, 2012 at NOON.

For questions at any time during the application process, please contact Joy Onasch, Community and Small Business Program Manager, at 978-934-4343. You are encouraged to contact the program to discuss project ideas sufficiently in advance of the June 29 deadline.

Download the application package