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Home Depot Foundation: Retool Your School

 
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    Funder Type

    Corporation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology

    Authority

    Home Depot Foundation

    Summary

    Now in its seventh year, the worlds largest home improvement specialty retailer utilizes the program to offer Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) the opportunity to apply for grants that provide sustainable renovations to their campuses.
     

    History of Funding

    The Home Depots Retool Your School Program was established in 2010 to provide support for campus improvement projects to the nations HBCUs. Since the programs inception, over one million dollars in grant money has been awarded. 

    2015 Retool Your School winners can be viewed at: http://retoolyourschool.com/the-2015-home-depot-retool-your-school-winners/

    Additional Information

    During the online voting period HBCU supporters can cast one vote per day for their favorite HBCU project. Following the online vote, a panel of distinguished judges will also evaluate each schools project proposals within the qualifying brackets. Judges will consider the depth of each proposal and the schools ability to execute the project within the specified budgets. Proposals for all three grants must highlight how each project will make a lasting, positive impact on the HBCU campus.

    Contacts

    Home Depot Foundation Staff

    Home Depot Foundation Staff
    2455 Paces Ferry Road
    Atlanta', GA 30339
    7703843889
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Applicants must meet the following criteria at the time of registration: 

    • Have accredited HBCU status, as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
    • Have a tax identification number.
    All HBCUs competing for a grant will be placed into one of three clusters, based on student enrollment. The clusters are identified as follows:
    • Cluster 1: 4,000+ students
    • Cluster 2: 1,200-3,999
    • Cluster 3: less than 1,199 students

    Deadline Details

    Faculty, staff, students and community supporters are encouraged to nominate their favorite HBCU to participate in the Program via Twitter and/or Instagram using the schools Sponsor provided hashtag. All Sponsor provided hashtags can be found by visiting the competition website.

    The Nomination Period will start January 29, 2017 12:00 a.m. (midnight) Eastern Standard Time (œEST) and end February 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Respondents that receive at least 100 nominations will be notified in writing and invited to enter the Program for an opportunity to win up to $50,000. Schools may still enter the Program via a school administrator submission on the Site by providing primary contact information and official school logo to be included on website for voting. Submissions must be submitted between January 29, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST and February 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST in order to enter during the Voting Period.By entering the Program, Respondents are included in the Online Voting Process.

    Respondents that enter the Program by the listed deadline will compete for the most online votes via the Site, social media and designated sponsor events. The top three (3) schools with the most votes per cluster will move forward in the Program to submit proposals to compete for one of the nine available Grants. If your institution is one of the nine invited to submit a full proposal, an authorized representative must submit the application any time between April 19, 2017, at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) EST and May 3, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Applications recieved after this date will not be considered.

    To review, the program timeline is as follows:
    • Nomination Phase ” Jan 29- February 10, 2017
    • Online Voting Begins ” Friday, February 24, 2017
    • Online Voting Ends ” Sunday, April 16, 2017
    • Full Application Submission Opens ” Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    • Full Application Submission Ends ” Wednesday, May 3, 2017
    Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    $360,000 is available for funding in FY2017. A total of nine grants will be awarded: three $50,000 grants, three $40,000 grants and three $30,000 grants. Per cluster, there will be one $50,000 Grand Prize Grant, one $40,000 2nd Place Grant and one $30,000 3rd Place Grant. All grants will be awarded based on consumer voting and project proposal scores, which are determined by a panel of judges.


     

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