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Applications open for Home Depot’s Retool Your School grant program

Photo courtesy of The Home Depot's Retool Your School/Facebook.

The application process for Home Depot’s Retool Your School program for 2023 has begun, providing Historically Black and Colored Universities (HBCUs) across the nation a chance to receive grant funding.

Last year, six Mississippi HBCUs were awarded funds ranging from $20,000 to $75,000 through the program, with the universities including Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Tougaloo College, Rust College, and Coahoma Community College.

In total, approximately $1 million was allocated in three clusters to 30 HBCUs throughout the U.S., continuing the 14-year goal to grant money for the improvement of campuses across the nation.

Now, The Home Depot has announced that they will raise the total amount of invested funds to $4 million, awarding 30 campuses with grants ranging from $40,000 to $150,000.

“We’re strengthening our commitment to HBCUs and their students, from educational enrichment to career development opportunities that will follow them long after graduation,” said Arlette Guthrie, senior vice president of human resources at The Home Depot. “As a proud HBCU graduate myself, I value the education I received and have personally experienced the diversity of thought and innovation that HBCU students bring to the workforce.”

HBCU students, alumni and advocates can vote for their favorite HBCUs online, on Twitter, or Instagram using the school’s designated hashtag found on The Home Depot’s website. Applications are currently open and close February 10.

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