Home Depot’s Retool Your School project was developed to benefit the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). A total of nine grants will be awarded this year: three $50,000 grants, three $30,000 grants and three $20,000 grants. New in this year’s program, respondents with completed applications and at least 100 votes will receive a $1,000 Home Depot Gift Card. Gift Cards are expected to be distributed on or around May 18.
Additionally, other changes to the Retool Your School program include:
- New Cluster Structure — increases your chances of winning $50,000. All HBCUs competing for a grant will be placed into one of three clusters, based on student enrollment. The clusters are identified as follows:
- Cluster 1: 4,000+ students
- Cluster 2: 1,200-3,999
- Cluster 3: less than 1,199 students
With the incorporation of clusters, participating HBCUs are now only in competition with those schools similar in size based on student enrollment.
- New Grant Amounts — $300,000 will be awarded across 9 HBCUs! This year EACH of the three clusters will award a:
- Tier I Grant – $50,000
- Campus Pride Grant – $30,000*
- Tier II Grant – $20,000
- The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program is giving away more grant money to more schools for MORE campus improvements. Visit http://www.retoolyourschool.com for more information and to review all program rules. To cast your vote for Norfolk State University, click here.
- * The Campus Pride Grants will go to the school in each cluster with the most online votes and social media activity.