T-Mobile names new round of Hometown Grant recipients


T-Mobile is continuing on its mission to help small towns and communities around the country to get the support they need. And today, the Un-carrier has revealed the next batch of Hometown Grant recipients that will be helping 25 towns jumpstart their community development projects. The grant brings over $1 million in funding to these recipients. 

Since it started, T-Mobile has already been able to give over $5.5 million dollars to help start 125 community development projects in 37 states. 

Here is a list of the new Hometown Grant winners and their projects:

  • Leeds, Ala.: Renovate Tri-County Community Center to use for counseling, food pantry, youth tutoring and more.
  • Newton, Conn.: Revitalize and expand the use of a worn, but well-loved 1930 gymnasium by access to water, adding a kitchenette, new chairs, portable staging and cosmetic improvements.
  • Manchester, Ga.: Adding ADA handicap accessible ramps to The Mill, a high use and 100-year gathering place.
  • Keokuk, Iowa: Transform vacant lot into a multi-purpose outdoor space, complete with a performance stage and lawn area and park, to promote gathering for community events.
  • Burley, Idaho: Launch after school STEM Forged program and eSports licensing and equipment to develop technology and innovation skills for Burley High School students.
  • Galesburg, Ill.:  Supply the future Skills Lab with tools and equipment to prepare visitors for the workforce, foster independence, and encourage lifelong learning.
  • Mattoon, Ill.: Transform a blighted area of town affected by a tragedy by developing a community pocket park for the betterment of downtown and the enjoyment of residents.
  • Versailles, Ind.: Add a splash pad next to the Holdsworth Entertainment Pavilion in the new pocket park on the town square.
  • Ellsworth, Maine: A multi-phase project to transform the area along the Union River that will leverage existing riverfront investment focused on sustainability, ecology and river access.  
  • Freeport, Maine: Transform Town Hall by creating a lawn and amphitheater area to encourage gathering for events.
  • Excelsior Springs, Mo.: Build out and renovate vacant space in a school building into a 1200 square-foot satellite pediatric and dental clinic for the community.
  • Mars Hill, N.C.: Utilize remodeled space in a 1930s refurbished school building, transforming it into a certified commercial community kitchen. 
  • Marshall, N.C.: Repair roof and structure to historic Madison County Arts Council building.
  • Doña Ana, N.M.: Beautify existing historic Doña Ana Plaza by adding benches and trash receptacles to accommodate attendees for local events.
  • Guthrie, Okla.: Construct a pop-up-shop park in the historic downtown district to serve as both a vibrant community space and retail incubator to help jump-start small businesses in the community and diversify our local retail.
  • Elizabeth Borough, Penn.: Transform a demolished building area into a greenspace and park for the community.
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C.:  Replace and install 24 new interpretive signs at Bathsheba Bowens Memorial Park, educating visitors about the local African American culture, history, and environment.
  • Palmview, Texas: Create the first community library and youth club for the City of Palmview, while enhancing access to technology and internet services for the community, and academic opportunities for area youth.
  • Plainview, Texas: To increase the ambiance of the city’s renovated streetscape and courthouse area, the project will add a new speaker system to broadcast live music from events, parade entries, weather alerts and more.
  • Stuart, Va.: Install accessibility playground equipment to existing Dehart Park in Stuart to promote inclusivity and gathering.
  • Enumclaw, Wash.: Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation will renovate an existing building in Enumclaw’s downtown core to create a Community Connections Center, creating a community hub for volunteerism and community service while enabling RFWF to maintain and expand services including senior food delivery, weekly community meals, weekend food support for students, community-based mental health interventions and health care access.
  • Toppenish, Wash.: Repainting the town’s 78 historical murals, one mural at a time.
  • Rice Lake, Wis.: Build first ever public ADA kayak launch and ramp access at lake for the community and area tourists to enjoy.
  • River Falls, Wis.: Provide access to connectivity with hot spot devices and free wi-fi service for community use at River Falls Public Library.
  • Cody, Wyo.: Develop the local Outlaw trailhead into a safe, accessible, and eco-conscious outdoor meeting space through the establishment of designated parking, outdoor sitting areas, and proper signage.

You can learn more about these projects here. 

Source: T-Mobile

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