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Retool Your School Facts

What is the Retool Your School Program?

The Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grant Program was established by The Home Depot in 2010 to provide support and grants for on-campus enhancement projects for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) across the country. This year The Home Depot will award a total of $360,000 in grants, with nine schools winning, either, $50,000, $40,000 or $30,000 dollars. Over the past five years, The Home Depot has awarded approximately one million dollars in grant money to HBCUs, giving them the chance to make a difference on their campuses and in their communities.

Supporters of the program can increase their favorite HBCU’s chances of winning a grant by participating in the voting process. There are two ways to vote; 1.) vote online at, where you’ll also find you’re schools designated hashtag and 2.) post your school’s unique hashtag on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Vote daily February 24th – April 16th.

How many HBCUs are competing for the Retool Your School campus improvement grants?

Over 64 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from across the country have been announced as finalists in The Home Depot 2017 Retool Your School campus improvement grant program.

How will The Home Depot Retool Your School grant recipients be selected?

HBCU fans and alumni can log on and vote at between February 24th and April 16th to help their favorite school bring home one of three Grants.Fans are encouraged to spread the word and use social media to promote their school of choice via a designated cobranded hashtag(i.e. #YourHbcu_RYS17). Consumers can vote once a day, per device during the voting period,but can use their favorite school’s cobranded hashtag without limit via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Three $50,000 grant recipients, three $40,000 grant recipients and three $30,000 grant recipients will be determined by a combination of the online voting score and advisory board scores. Winner announcements will be publicized on or around May10,2017.

When will the Retool Your School grant campus improvements begin?

The Retool Your School campus improvements will likely commence in the summer of 2017. Winners are required to complete all campus improvements by December 31, 2017. See official rules for details.

Why partner with HBCUs?

HBCUs and The Home Depot share a common mission of empowering our communities to make positive improvements.