Four Mississippi HBCUs win $50,000 in Home Depot’s ‘Retool Your School’ grant program

Four Mississippi HBCUs win $50,000 in Home Depot’s ‘Retool Your School’ grant program

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Four Mississippi Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were recipients of Home Depot’s 2019 “Retool Your School” grant program.

Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University and Coahoma Community College were among the ten winners, each receiving a $50,000 campus improvement grant.

In order to win, HBCU supporters had to vote for their favorite HBCU through Twitter and Instagram using the school’s designated hashtag.

To date, 87% of the nation’s HBCUs have participated in the “Retool Your School” competition with 499 grants awarded totaling $2.1 million.

According to the Retool Your School webpage, the program’s mission is to “give back to our nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) what they have so generously given to their communities - a strong foundation, renewed purpose, and distinctive character.”

The full list of 2019 winners is provided below:

⋅ Alabama A&M University

⋅ Southern University and A&M College

⋅ Jackson State University

⋅ Alcorn State University

⋅ Mississippi Valley State University

⋅ Coahoma Community College

⋅ Fisk University

⋅ Lane College

⋅ Meharry Medical College

⋅ Tennessee State University

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