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TURI Requests Proposals from Community Organizations


LOWELL - The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell is seeking proposals from established non-profit community or environmental organizations, municipal departments or agencies in Massachusetts. 

Now in its 11th year, the Toxics Use Reduction Networking Grants Program provides support to Massachusetts organizations to raise awareness of the hazards of toxic chemical use and to introduce safer alternatives.  TURI will award grants at a maximum of $12,000 each. 

The Institute is interested in receiving project proposals focused on green building, pesticide use reduction, safer janitorial cleaning, healthy cosmetology and municipal environmentally preferable purchasing.

 TURI is offering pre-grant informational training on Thursday, July 21 from 6 to 9 .m. and Tuesday, July 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at UMass Lowell.  The deadline for proposal submissions is August 30, 2005.

Neighborhood associations, labor unions, fire and police departments, civic organizations, chambers of commerce, libraries, boards of health, hospitals, health centers and public schools - all are encouraged to apply. 

To download a grant application package, please visit or call Eileen Gunn at 978-934-4343.

About the Toxics Use Reduction Institute 

The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell provides the resources and tools to help Massachusetts companies and communities make the Commonwealth a safer place to live and work.  Established by the State's Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, TURI provides research, training, technical support, laboratory services and grant programs to reduce the use of toxic chemicals while enhancing the economic competitiveness of businesses.  Visit for more information.

For more information, contact or 978-934-3224