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T-Mobile Hometown Grants


Funding Amount

Up to $50,000 per town

Matching Funds

Funding Cycle

Applications will be open on a quarterly basis with the following schedule:

Spring: Applications open January – March 30
Summer: Applications open April – June 30
Fall: Applications open July – September 30
Winter: Applications open October – December 30

Portal will close on the last day of each quarter and reopen for the new quarter on the first of the month


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

Who Can Apply

- Small towns with populations less than 50,000 are eligible to apply. Elected leaders, town managers/employees
- Non-profit leaders to submit the details for their project request using the Hometown Grant application

Additional Eligibility Requirements

Full proposal should be three (3) to five (5) pages. Should include, but is not limited to:
- Detailed description of project to be evaluated by an internal TMO panel and nonprofit organization(s)
- Detailed budget, including breakdown of budget line items
- Timeline

“Shovel ready” plan, with:
- Outline of expected town outcomes, demonstrating how the project or strategy will lead to the anticipated result/change
- Details on permits needed/obtained, if applicable, to begin work upon receipt of funds
- Any additional companies/business partnerships to be contracted for the work

Up to 5 letters of support from local government and/or community organizations, partners or members, demonstrating community alignment, engagement, and consensus for the proposed project

How to apply:
We are looking for elected leaders, town managers/employees, or non-profit leaders to submit the details for their project request using the Hometown Grant Application:



Additional Information


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