The Home Depot is continuing its mission to empower HBCUs with the tools and resources they need.

Since its inception in 2009, the Retool Your School School program has been the home improvement retailer’s way to emphasize the vital role that HBCUs play in America.

This year The Home Depot is doubling its commitment by providing $20,000 to $75,000 grants to 30 various projects.

“Since 2009, The Home Depot has continued to increase its investment in campus improvements for HBCUs,” said Derek Bottoms, chief diversity, equity & inclusion officer for The Home Depot in a press statement. “In addition to other HBCU initiatives supported by The Home Depot over the years, we are doubling our Retool Your School commitment to $1 million for 2021. We are ensuring that upon their return to campus, HBCU students have an upgraded environment that enhances their educational experience as they progress on their journey to become the next generation of leaders.”


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More than $3.1 million has been provided to 117 sustainable campus improvement projects for 87% of the nation’s HBCUs through the Retool Your School program thus far.

More than 36 million votes have been cast to support participating schools and the voting for the 2021 Retool Your School program is now open and will end on March 15, 2021, at 11:59 a.m. ET.


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Winners will be announced in April 2021.

For more information on The Home Depot’s Retool Your School program and how to vote, click here.