ATLANTA - Nine historically black colleges and universities were awarded a total of $360,000 for on-campus renovations.

The Home Depot announced the 2018 winners of the Retool Your School Campus Improvements Grant Program on Monday, April 30, that will allow them to utilize the funds to renovate and improve their schools.

The program has award $2.2 million in grant money to HBCUs since it was created.

The cast of 'A Different World' was in attendance along with Howard University alumnus, film and TV star Laz Alonso, president and CEO, QEM (Quality Education for Minorities) Network Dr. Ivory Toldson, Commissioner, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Gregory Moore, Esq., Managing Partner at The Home Depot Michael Tabb and Mellisa Brown, the Manager of Multiculteral Marketing for The Home Depot.

The winners of the Retool Your School award were:

Jackson State University, Southern University and A&M College, Fayetteville State University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Tuskegee University, Claflin University, Lane College, Livingstone College and Talladega College.

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