Twenty-five more small towns across America received a T-Mobile Hometown Grant of up to $50,000 for community development projects. The latest 25 towns follow 100 other communities which have received funding since T-Mobile Hometown Grants began in April 2021 to improve small town technology, education, environment and health care.
Each quarter, T-Mobile awards Hometown Grants to up to 25 towns with a population of less than 50,000.
Hometown Grant Recipients
Examples of this quarter’s Hometown Grant Recipients include:
- Leeds, AL: To renovate the Tri-County Community Center, which is used for counseling, youth tutoring, and a food pantry.
- Galesburg, IL: To supply the future Skills Lab with tools and equipment to prepare visitors for the workforce, foster independence, and encourage lifelong learning.
- Freeport, ME: To create an amphitheater and improve the lawn area for events at the town hall.
- Excelsior Springs, MO: To renovate vacant space in a school building to create a 1,200 square-foot satellite pediatric and dental clinic for the community.
- Myrtle Beach, SC: To replace and install 24 new interpretive signs at Bathsheba Bowens Memorial Park, educating visitors about the local African American culture, history, and environment.
Hometown Grants support T-Mobile’s 5GforAll messaging as part of their “commitment to bring 5G to rural America.”
A year-and-a-half into the $25 million, five-year Hometown Grant initiative, T-Mobile has awarded more than $5.5 million dollars to fund projects in 37 states.
To select Hometown Grant recipients, T-Mobile works with Main Street America and Smart Growth America to assess applications based on level of detail, completeness, potential community impact, and project viability.
Main Street America is a program of the non-profit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Smart Growth America is a non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC.