T-Mobile awards more than $1 million to 25 small towns across the country

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T-Mobile announces next 25 Hometown Grant recipients

Bellevue, WA March 24, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In April of last year, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced a $25 million, five-year T-Mobile Hometown Grants program to support Individuals and organizations that thrive in small towns across America. Funding to launch important new community development projects. Hometown Grants are provided quarterly to up to 25 small towns. Today, we are pleased to announce the next batch of 25 Hometown Grant recipients:

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T-Mobile announces next 25 Hometown Grant recipients

  • Fairfield, Alabama: Rehabilitate the swimming pool at the Jerry D. Coleman Community Center to make it accessible to the entire community; build a new swim team for our youth and provide water aerobics for our seniors.

  • Northport, Alabama: Connect visitors and businesses with the history and charm of downtown Northport through a modern public access Wi-Fi network.

  • Selma, Alabama: Redevelopment and activation of the Selma Riverfront Park and Amphitheater District – one of the city’s most important parks overlooking the Alabama River and the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge.

  • Golden City, CA: Refurbish and transform buildings in the city center as a future visitor center and small local history museum and archive.

  • Lake Wales, Florida: Enhance the downtown linear park to create a welcoming public gathering space with trees and Florida-friendly plants.

  • Cunha Village, Hawaii: Upgraded 75 year old electrical system at Cunha Village Community Center/Gym.

  • Rexburg, Idaho: Create a vibrant performing arts venue in the heart of the city with an outdoor stage, concert lighting and surround sound speaker systems.

  • Rock Island, Illinois: Installed field lighting for the youth baseball field and multipurpose field, and completed the renovation of historic Douglas Park to provide recreational and athletic opportunities for the community.

  • DeKalb, Illinois: Fund public art projects to enhance community spirit and promote local arts and culture.

  • Fairfield, Iowa: Funds the next three slab foundations for the Habitat for Humanity community in the greater Fairfield area on North 12th Street in Fairfield, Iowa.

  • Cambridge, Maryland: Provides computer funding for the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center, which will serve seniors, children, people with disabilities, and residents of the town.

  • Owatonna, Minnesota: Create a new Makerspace and Teen Space at the Owatonna Public Library.

  • Miss Mendenhall: Paved walking paths and installed four pieces of exercise equipment at Mendenhall Sports Plex to provide community residents with low-impact cardio to reduce obesity and chronic disease rates.

  • Taos, New Mexico: Revitalize the gallery courtyard at the Taos Arts Center into a multi-faction space, improving access and directing water from the gallery to the dry riverbed feature.

  • Potsdam Village, NY: Develop and construct an open pavilion adjacent to Ives Park.

  • Poughkeepsie, NY: Converting one of the existing baseball fields into a softball field to better accommodate the Poughkeepsie Township Women’s Minor League softball program.

  • Kings Mountain, North Carolina: Create ADA access points in the garden/project area to make the garden open to the public (currently just a demonstration garden), a garden shed, and a pavilion for projects and events.

  • Ponca City, Oklahoma: Acquired and operated a synthetic ice rink in downtown Ponca City, raised funds to support other Ponca City high street initiatives, increased tourism, and built community connections.

  • Borough of Hartborough, Pennsylvania: Improve the town’s central plaza with seating, lighting, new walkways and information to improve pedestrian amenities in the area.

  • Kutztown, Pennsylvania: Build an outdoor gym that is part art gallery, part outdoor gym, and pride of the community.

  • Hearn, TX: Renovation of the Smith-Welch Memorial Library, interior updates to public library facilities including new floor plans, furniture, flooring and more.

  • Los Fresnos, Texas: Construction of a permanent covered stage and paved road at the Rodeo venue will help bring more concerts and other events to the community.

  • Robstown, Texas: Enhance local parks, including construction of the first concrete walkway with illuminated paths, to provide the community with accessible, healthy outdoor activities.

  • Kingwood, Virginia: Create a nature-themed playground along the West Virginia Northern Rail-Trail to encourage outdoor activity.

  • Kimberley Village, Wisconsin: Revitalize the downtown corridor by adding pots and planting flowers and shrubs, preserving the hometown atmosphere.

“Since we launched T-Mobile Hometown in April 2021, the Un-carrier has provided more than $3.3 million in support of programs that strengthen economic opportunity in small towns in 35 states, and it’s been a real treat to see how local leaders and businesses are using these programs. “Today, we’re proud to add 25 more towns to our list of supported communities, and we look forward to announcing 25 more towns each quarter through 2026,” said Jon Freier, President, T-Mobile Consumer Group. “

Towns and cities with a population of less than 50,000 people in the United States are eligible for Hometown Grants. Every town with a vision to make their community stronger than it is today is encouraged to apply.

To select Hometown Grant recipients, T-Mobile partnered with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, two organizations with decades of experience helping build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities. Together, they evaluate applications from small towns based on level of detail and completeness, potential community impact, project feasibility and other factors.

“The T-Mobile Hometown Grant to these communities represents a commitment to investing in historic assets, community gathering places, and expanding amenities and technology for residents,” said Calvin Gladney, President and CEO of Smart Growth America. “Smart Growth America applauds these efforts as we continue to support dozens of towns in rural areas.”

“We are proud to partner with T-Mobile and Smart Growth America to support these innovative projects in rural communities across the country,” said Patrice Frey, President and CEO of Main Street America. “These grant recipients represent the creativity and passion for place that we have long seen in the Main Street community, and we are excited to see these projects positively impact these areas for years to come.”

Commitment to Rural America

The Hometown Grants are part of a massive 5-year commitment announced by the Un-carrier in April 2021 to bring 5G to rural America, open hundreds of new stores and support the economy of small towns by providing $25 million in funding developing. Additionally, the Un-carrier launched T-Mobile Home Internet, a new broadband service for more than 10 million rural households across the country.

Our goal is to ensure that all Americans — from America’s big cities to small towns and rural communities — have access to all the latest products, services and technologies.

For full details on how to submit a Hometown Grants proposal, visit https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/hometown-grants.

For more information on past Hometown Grant recipients, visit the T-Mobile newsroom here and here.

For more information on T-Mobile’s commitment to small towns, visit T-Mobile.com/AcrossAmerica.

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About T-Mobile

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s super non-operator, delivering advanced 4G LTE and a transformative nationwide 5G network that will provide reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering commitment to provide them with the best service experience and an undisputed drive for disruption, creating competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information, please visit: https://www.t-mobile.com.

About Main Street America

Main Street America has been helping revitalize historic business districts for over 40 years. Today, it is a network of more than 1,200 rural and urban communities and communities working together to build stronger communities through conservation-based economic development. Since 1980, communities participating in the program have leveraged more than $89.57 billion in new public and private investment, created 687,321 net new jobs and 154,435 net new businesses, and rehabilitated more than 303,836 buildings. Main Street America is a project of the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. For more information, visit www.mainstreet.org.

About American Smart Growth

Smart Growth America envisions a country where no matter where you live or who you are, you can enjoy living in a place that is healthy, prosperous, and resilient. We empower communities through technical assistance, advocacy and thought leadership to realize our vision for liveable places, healthy people and shared prosperity. https://smartgrowthamerica.org/.

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