UDC News

March 4, 2011


Retool Your School with Campus Improvement Grants from The Home Depot


Home Depot's Retool ProgramWith the RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL program, The Home Depot is taking the opportunity to give something back to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that have given so much. What could be more worthwhile than helping to preserve and improve some of America's most historic campuses and landmarks?


Program Overview
Retool Your School is a campus improvement grant program supported by The Home Depot that is designed to help HBCUs make enduring improvements to their campus and facilities.

The eleven grants will be awarded based on a ratio of consumer voting and advisory board panel selection. The application with the highest score will be awarded with the “Major” campus improvement grant ($50,000 level funding); ten (10) subsequent applications will be awarded with “Minor” campus improvement grants ($10,000 level funding).

HBCU school officials have until February 21, 2011 to register for the program. Beginning March 1st, the site will be open for everyone to review the submissions, and vote for the project and school they determine is most deserving of the funding.

The grant money will go towards a school improvement project that will have an enduring impact on the lives of students, faculty and alumni for generations to come.

Online Voting Ends April 22, 2011

To vote for UDC (#45), please visit: http://retoolyourschool.com/vote-now.aspx


As the only urban land-grant institution in the United States, the University of the District of Columbia (www.udc.edu) supports a broad mission of education, research and community service across all member colleges and schools, which include the Community College of the District of Columbia, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, the College Arts & Sciences, the School of Business and Public Administration, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the David A. Clarke School of Law.


Contact: Alan Etter, Vice President of University Relations & Public Affairs, aetter@udc.edu, 202.345.6371