Central State University was awarded $30,000 as part of an annual grant program run by Home Depot.

Central State receives ‘retool your school’ funding from Home Depot

Central State University won a $30,000 grant from Home Depot as part of a “retool your school” program.

This year, 72 historically black colleges and universities competed for nine campus improvement grants from Home Depot, according to CSU. CSU was among the top vote-receivers, the school said in a press release today.

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Central State plans to use the funds to aid in making bathroom repairs in residence halls and some renovations in Walker Gymnasium, according to the university.

“We are excited about receiving this grant. We appreciate the contributions of our Student Government Association, student body, faculty, staff, students, and alumni to have participated in this competition this year, said Stephanie Krah, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.

Home Depot’s grant program supports sustainable campus beautification projects at HBCUs, which added up to $360,000 this year, according to CSU. Grants were awarded based on consumer voting and project proposal scores, which were determined by a panel of judges.

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