A Gadsden State Community College Campus is nominated for a grant and is asking the community to help them win. Gadsden State's Valley Street Campus is up for the Retool Your School grant. The grant is a funding program sponsored by Home Depot.
The grants are provided to schools for preservation and upgrade projects and are offered to Historically Black Colleges or Universities. Valley Street Campus Director Carl Byers explains how the community can help.
Each college or university is placed into one of three clusters based on enrollment: There will be three winners in each cluster: a $50,000 first-place grant, $40,000 for second place, and $30,000 for third. Voting opens at midnight on February 26th and will close at 11:59pm on April 15th.