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Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade Grant Program FAQs

What is the purpose of Bucket Brigade?
Inspired by the efforts of our nation's firefighters – including the many Georgia-Pacific employees serving their communities as volunteer firefighters – we decided to help those serving our communities. The grant supplies equipment that is essential to the safety of firefighters.

What are the requirements for the Grant? A fire department must be within a 30 – mile radius of a Georgia–Pacific facility location You will need to include a W9 form as part of your application.

How do I apply?
Submit the online application in the link on the Bucket Brigade homepage by Friday, July 8th, 2016.

Can I check the status of my application?
You can verify your status in your applicant account. An email will also be sent to you when you submit your application with the link.

How long does the approval process take?
Once submitted, applications are sent through our review process. The length of time varies by number of submissions, but all decisions are announced in October 2016.

How do you decide how much is awarded?
Each grant amount is allocated to a fire department based on need, the type of requests and size of GP facility. We look for ways to help as many fire departments as possible and cannot fulfill large requests which would exceed the maximum grant amount of $10,000.

How do I find out if I was awarded a grant?
All applicants will be notified of their status via email in October 2016.

If I am not awarded a grant this year, can I apply the following year?
Absolutely – any fire department that fits the requirements is allowed to apply

Where can I go with additional questions?
If you have questions about the Bucket Brigade Grant Program, please visit the Bucket Brigade site or contact GPBucketBrigade@gapac.com.