Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

We are committed to providing grant and funding opportunities to support local Main Street efforts.


Supporting Main Streets

Main Street America offers several grant and funding opportunities throughout the year with the support of corporate partners. Check out our current programs as well as other funding opportunities that are relevant to Main Streets below.  


T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program

T-Mobile partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America to invest big in small towns. The T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program awards up to 100 small towns a year with community development project funding—up to $50,000 each. Beginning in April 2021, this $25 million, five-year initiative awards 25 grants per quarter to small towns and rural communities with populations less than 50,000. Projects have spanned technology, education, environment, health care, and more – all with one common focus, making their community stronger. Read about the latest grant recipients here.

The application for the T-Mobile Hometown Grant is open now through January 2, 2024. Click here to apply.

GM on Main Street Grant Program

The GM on Main Street grant program is awarding five (5) $50,000 grants to nonprofit organizations and municipal government entities to implement innovative placemaking initiatives in their local districts. Applicants must be located near a General Motors facility to be eligible. Made possible by General Motors, this grant program prioritized applications that were place-making focused, innovative, inclusive, feasible, and replicable or easily scalable for other Main Street programs. 

The application for GM on Main Street grant is open now through Monday, December 11 at 10 a.m. CT. Click here to apply.

Other Funding Opportunities

HOPE VI Main Streets (October 12, 2023) - Grants to turn vacant Main Street buildings into affordable housing. Learn more > 

Thriving Communities Program (November 15, 2023) - Technical assistance for disadvantaged communities. Learn more >

Community Heart and Soul Seed Grants (rolling) - Seed funds to establish the CHS community engagement model in your district. Learn more >

Community Facilities Grant Program (rolling) - Federal funding to develop community facilities that provide crucial community services in rural areas. Learn more >

Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants Program (awaiting next round) - Federal subgrant program that provides funds that can be re-granted to support economic development towns in a rural town or region. Learn more >

Community Foundation Locator - Find your local community foundations, a great source of funding for Main Street programs! Learn more >

Main Street Resource Center

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