Atmore receives latest T-Mobile hometown grant awarding

Published 9:51 am Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Atmore is the recipient of T-Mobile’s latest round of hometown grants, according to a release.

The grant was awarded through the telecommunications company’s 25 Hometown Grant, a five-year $25 million initiative that launched in April 2021 to support small towns across American through funding community projects.

The project in Atmore is to create a pollinator garden and farmer’s market space on downtown Main Street to inspire environmental economic development and to promote community gathering, according to a release.

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“Hometown Grants are truly making a difference in small towns,” said Jon Freier, President, Consumer Group at T-Mobile. “Beyond the $6.8 million we’ve provided in funding to our 150 grant recipients so far, we’ve also seen $2 million in matching funds from other local resources, which is huge. It’s been humbling to see T-Mobile creating a positive lasting impact in communities both through our grant funding and giving back to small businesses all over the country.”

The T-Mobile Hometown Grants program helps fund projects to build, rebuild or refresh community spaces that help foster local connections in towns, according to T-Mobile’s website. Additionally, the grants program is partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America programs, two of which Atmore is affiliated.