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Small Business Grants

TURI offers grants of up to $10,000 to qualified Massachusetts small businesses to change their processes or replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives.

If you have any questions about your proposed project, email: [email protected].

About the Small Business Grants

Who’s Eligible

Both for-profit and not-for-profit entities in Massachusetts 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
Please note that only Massachusetts-based businesses are eligible to apply.

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: 

  • Food or beverage processors (including microbreweries)
  • Dry cleaners
  • Auto repair, body or tire shops
  • Car or truck washes
  • Mortuaries
  • Bathtub or furniture refinishers
  • Restaurants
  • Janitorial/house cleaning groups
  • Gymnasiums
  • 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.