T-Mobile Helps Drive Local Change with Over $12 Million in Hometown Grants


T-Mobile revealed its next Hometown Grant recipients, with 275 communities across 46 states now part of the exclusive crew that will receive funding and support to fuel local projects that help people connect and innovate. And since providing more than $12 million in Hometown Grants since the Un-carrier kicked off its five-year commitment to small towns in April 2021, the Un-carrier is well on its way to hitting the program’s $25 million mark.

Hometown Grants is T-Mobile’s way of giving people who live in small towns and rural communities a chance to transform the places they call home. Through community development initiatives across infrastructure, education, technology, environment and more, the Un-carrier is helping to create a stronger and more resilient future for communities nationwide —and is now extending its impact to include towns in Louisiana, Massachusetts and Nebraska.

To select Hometown Grant recipients, T-Mobile partners with Main Street America and Smart Growth America to assess applications based on their level of detail, community impact, feasibility and other considerations. Each quarter, T-Mobile awards 25 Hometown Grants to small towns with populations of 50,000 or less. To apply for a Hometown Grant, visit here.

T-Mobile’s commitment to small towns goes beyond Hometown Grants, with initiatives like Project 10Million, which offers free internet connectivity and mobile hotspots to eligible students to help close the digital divide. Plus, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet and Business Internet give homes and businesses across the country access to reliable and affordable broadband option.

In addition, T-Mobile is boosting its largest, fastest and most awarded 5G network in communities across rural America, recently announcing expanded Ultra Capacity 5G network performance for nearly 60 million customers over nearly 300,000 square miles from Auction 108. And for the first time, T-Mobile is lighting up Ultra Capacity 5G in counties like Scott County, Kansas, Pennington County, Pennsylvania, and Marathon and Portage County, Wisconsin.