New GBAC STAR grants program now available for facilities

The grant offers qualifying facilities a chance to help offset the costs of the GBAC STAR accreditation program and a free 6-month trial of a cleaning task management software.
Monday, November 16, 2020

ISSA and GBAC have partnered with GP PRO, a division of Georgia-Pacific and a leading provider of advanced dispensing solutions for commercial facilities, to launch a GBAC STAR grant program for certain facilities.

The program offers GBAC STAR facility accreditation grants to qualifying public and commercial facilities committed to enhancing cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention efforts that protect the health and safety of employees and guests.

“The demand for GBAC STAR continues to grow, and we want to ensure every facility has access to the necessary tools and knowledge to prepare for, respond to, and recover from biorisk situations,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “This strategic partnership will enable facilities around the world to open their doors with confidence each day.”

Designed for facilities of all sizes, GBAC STAR accreditation is designed for facilities of all sizes, is performance-based, and provides the framework for a comprehensive system around cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.

Qualifying grant applicants will connect with GBAC STAR’s team to complete the accreditation program’s 20 key elements. In addition to helping to offset the costs of GBAC STAR accreditation, the grant also lets facility managers apply for a free trial of the KOLO™ Smart Monitoring System cleaning task management software (basic plan), which uses data-driven cleaning to help boost hygiene and custodial efficiency.

“We see the GBAC STAR program as a natural extension of the work we’re already doing, and we’re excited to collaborate with ISSA and GBAC to help the cleaning industry improve cleaning and disinfection efforts today, tomorrow, and well into the future,” said Michael Slawson, vice president of Connected Solutions at GP PRO.

“As an association dedicated to advancing the world of cleanliness, the GBAC STAR Grants Program allows more facilities to discover the benefits that formal accreditation brings to their cleaning operations, their brand reputation, and their bottom line,” said ISSA Executive Director John Barrett. “We thank GP PRO for its support to make this opportunity available.”

To apply for the GBAC STAR Grants Program, or for more information, visit

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