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Small Business Grants

Although the deadline for submitting proposals has passed, contact Joy Onasch to discuss your project ideas for next fiscal year.

TURI offers grants to qualified Massachusetts small businesses to change their processes or replace their toxic chemicals with safer alternatives that may not otherwise be economically feasible. Small Business Grants of up to $10,000 are available. We encourage you to discuss your ideas with Joy OnaschRead about this year's grantees and their projects. 

Who’s Eligible

Both for-profit and not-for-profit entities that:

  • Are small (typically less than 10 employees)  
  • Provide services directly to the community and consumers 
  • Are prepared to purchase and install new equipment or materials to reduce their use of toxic chemicals 
  • Will allow TURI to collect data on their materials usage or processes

Small Business Sector Eligibility

Massachusetts small businesses that may be eligible for this grant, and are of particular interest to TURI include, but are not limited to: 

  • Dry cleaners 
  • Nail salons 
  • Hair salons 
  • Auto repair shops 
  • Auto body & tire shops 
  • Car or truck washes 
  • Mortuaries 
  • Bathtub or furniture refinishers 
  • Restaurants 
  • Gymnasiums 
  • Janitorial/house cleaning groups
  • Microbreweries
  • Child care facilities

Small business grants are NOT appropriate for projects focused on controlling exposure or emissions (such as ventilation) from a process that uses toxic chemicals or recycling of waste once generated.

Learn more from the case studies posted on the right-hand side. Contact Joy Onasch with any questions.