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Small Business Grants

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. The deadline for 2017 proposals is passed. Read about this year's grantees and their projects. We encourage you to discuss future project ideas with Joy Onasch.

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 materials posted on the right-hand side. Contact Joy Onasch with any questions.