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TURI Seeks Grant Proposals from Massachusetts Organizations Looking to Reduce Toxic Chemical Use

Contact: Karen Angelo, 978-430-6303

Lowell, Mass., May 15, 2019 - UMass Lowell’s Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) seeks grant proposals from Massachusetts businesses, community groups and municipalities for projects that will reduce the use of toxic chemicals.

“The TURI grants provide an added incentive for organizations to implement innovative toxics use reduction projects and share their successes with others,” said Deputy Director of TURI Liz Harriman.

Industry Grants of up to $30,000 are intended for manufacturing facilities to improve processes or install technology that results in reducing toxics.

Small Business Grants of up to $10,000 are intended for businesses that provide services directly to consumers. For example, dry cleaners, nail and hair salons, auto repair and collision shops and other small businesses that are willing to replace toxics with safer alternatives are encouraged to apply.

Community Grants of up to $20,000 are available for regional or statewide projects and $10,000 for local projects. The types of organizations that can apply include municipal governments, environmental and community organizations, youth organizations, housing authorities and school districts.

Academic Research Grants of up to $25,000 are available to UMass faculty and their graduate students to partner with Massachusetts companies on researching safer alternatives to toxic chemicals.

Visit the TURI website at www.turi.org/grants for more details on eligibility, project examples and past grantees. Applications are due on Friday, June 21, 2019. Awardees will be notified in August.

About the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at UMass Lowell
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell provides resources and tools to help make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work. Established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) of 1989, TURI collaborates with businesses, community organizations, government agencies and academia to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, protect public health and the environment and increase competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses.