Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, announced voting is underway in the annual “Retool Your School” campaign which awards accredited historically Black colleges and universities the opportunity to secure grant funding for campus improvements.
This year’s program will provide nine HBCU’s with a total of $360,000.
Through a voting process lasting from Feb. 24 – April 16, supporters can cast votes by visiting the program’s website at www.retoolyourschool.com, or by using a curated hashtag to cast unlimited votes on social media sites like Twitter or Instagram.
After April 16, nine HBCU’s with the leading votes will be placed into three cluster groups based on student enrollment. In these clusters, each school is required to submit a proposal detailing how the afforded grant money will impact their respective campus.
Each cluster will produce three winners competing for one $50,000, one $40,000 and one $30,000 grant. The nine winners will be announced on May 11, 2017
2017 mark’s the eight consecutive year of the program’s existence. Since its inception the program has awarded over $1.5 million to HBCU’s.