Help GSCC Valley Street campus get grant


Gadsden State Community College needs your help to win Home Depot’s Retool Your School Grant funding which is available to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

The grant has three options including one winner for the Tier I Major Project Award of $50,000, thirteen winners of the Tier II Minor Project awards of $10,000, and three winners for the Campus Pride Project awards of $25,000. 

The Campus Pride Grant will be awarded to the top three colleges receiving the most votes and social media activity during the voting period, as assessed by The Home Depot.  Tier I and Tier II grants will be awarded based on a ratio of consumer voting and advisory board panel selection. 

If Gadsden State wins the major award, the grant will be used to build a brick pavilion with a pit that can be used for college and community events.

Proposed projects for the minor award include painting student restrooms, replacing ceiling tiles, and obtaining a gas utility vehicle for campus maintenance and upkeep.  Projects proposed for this award include resealing all campus building seams and installing weather stripping on all windows.

Previously, with the help of the community, alumni members, friends of GSCC, students, faculty, and staff, Gadsden State received a $10,000 Tier II grant from The Home Depot. 

The grant award was used to install eco-friendly landscaping, solar lighting, and student-friendly outdoor study spaces to improve the appearance and learning environment on the Valley Street Campus.  In addition to HVAC and carpentry students, the campus is also home to students enrolled in the licensed practical nursing, certified nursing assistant, and marketing management programs, as well as, college administrators, faculty, and staff.  The grant applications will be judged by a panel of advisors and by the online voting score. 

Anyone can vote once per day per electronic device (desktop PC, laptop, iPad, iPhone, smartphones, etc.) and it only takes a minute. 

Please help Gadsden State and vote daily at Click ‘Vote Now’ at the top of the page then scroll down to Gadsden State Community College and click ‘Vote.’ Online voting will conclude on April 14. 

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