T-Mobile Hometown Grants

Investing Big in Small Towns

T-Mobile is committing $25 million to small town grants over the next five years


Hometown Grants

Main Street America and Smart Growth America have partnered with T-Mobile
to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities. With T-Mobile's Hometown Grant program, they’re investing big in small towns by awarding up to 100 towns a year with project funding—up to $50,000 each. Since the program's start, T-Mobile has given more than $10 million dollars to kickstart 225 community development projects across 42 states, with projects like upgrading tech at local libraries, building new hiking trails and revitalizing historic buildings. Read about the latest grant-winning recipients here.
T-Mobile is focusing on revitalizing community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less, and Main Street programs are encouraged to apply. Submit a proposal for a town project of your choice, and if selected, use the funds to get started. For example, you could implement tech upgrades at your library, refresh a local park, or break ground on a new place where neighbors can connect. Learn more and apply here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program?
T-Mobile is committing up to $25 million over the next 5 years to support small towns across America by funding community projects.

What kinds of projects will The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program fund?
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.

How does the T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program work?
• Small towns with populations less than 50,000 are eligible to apply.
• Recipients are selected and awarded on a quarterly basis.
• Grants are up to $50k per town.

Who can request a T-Mobile Hometown Grant?
We are looking for elected leaders, town managers/employees, or non-profit leaders to submit the details for their project request to T-Mobile.com/HometownGrant.

Can town residents submit a request for a grant?
We would like to invite all members of small towns to get involved by sharing this opportunity with their local leaders and appropriate non-profit organizations.

These individuals will need to serve as the main contact for the grant review process and will be required to provide detailed plans on how the grant would be utilized.

How are towns selected?
T-Mobile is partnering with trusted nonprofit organizations SmartGrowth America and Main Street America on the grant selection panel. Both organizations have deep expertise in building stronger, healthier, and more connected communities.

See more answers to FAQs here.

Have additional questions? Email tmobilegrant@savingplaces.org

How to Apply

Applications will be open on a quarterly basis. Submissions for the fourth quarter are now open and will close January 2, 2024. Apply here.

Key Submission Deadlines:
Spring: Applications open Jan – March
Summer: Applications open April – June
Fall: Applications open July – Sept.
Winter: Applications open Oct. – Dec.

Portal will close on the last day of each quarter and reopen for the new quarter on the first of the month.
All Hometown Grant applications will be notified 30-60 days after the end of each quarter on the status of the submission.