WILBERFORCE — Central State University won a $30,000 grant from The Home Depot’s “Retool Your School” program after placing among the top vote-getters in the 2017 competition.
This year, 72 historically black colleges and universities competed for nine Retool Your School Campus Improvement Grants. Retool Your School, a program run by The Home Depot, supports sustainable campus beautification projects at historically black colleges and universities. Grants were awarded based on consumer voting and project proposal scores, which were determined by a panel of judges. The grants totaled $360,000.
Central State will use the funds to aid in making bathroom repairs in the residential halls and some renovations in Walker Gymnasium, a commonly used space by students, faculty, and staff.
“We are excited about receiving this grant,” said Dr. Stephanie L. Krah, vice-president for student affairs and enrollment management. “We appreciate the contributions of our Student Government Association, student body, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to have participated in this competition this year. We thank The Home Depot for their commitment to improving HBCUs.”
Story courtesy of Central State University.