T-Mobile partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America, two consulting partners with a combined experience of over 60 years working to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities. The Hometown Grant program is committing up to $25 million over the next 5 years to support community projects in up to 100 small towns a year with project funding of up to $50,000 each.
The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program will help fund projects to build, rebuild, or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in your town. For example, this might include the town square pavilion, a historic building, an outdoor park, a ball field, or a library - every town has places where friends and neighbors connect.
Small towns with populations less than 50,000 are eligible to apply. Elected leaders, city managers/employees, or non-profit leaders can submit details for their project request using the Hometown Grant application.
Applications will be open on a quarterly basis with the following schedule:
- Spring: Applications open Jan – March, Towns announced in April
- Summer: Applications open April – June, Towns announced in July
- Fall: Applications open July – Sept., Towns announced in Oct.
- Winter: Applications open Oct. – Dec., Towns announced in Jan.
The application portal will close on the last day of each quarter and reopen for the new quarter on the first of the month.
Grant recipients will be contacted directly by a T-Mobile representative of their acceptance or denial in the month after entries have closed. No status will be available before that communication.