Big news for three Alabama cities! T-Mobile is giving more than $1M in grants to small towns

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
Selma, Alabama receives Hometown Grant from T-Mobile initiative. (The Bama Buzz)

T-Mobile gives more than $1 million in funding to 25 towns across the nation and has recently unveiled the next 25 Hometown Grant recipients. Those recipients include three Alabama cities—Fairfield, Northport and Selma. Keep reading for details.

T-Mobile Hometown Grants

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
Helping the nation one hometown at a time. (T-Mobile)

According to CSR Wire, T-Mobile announced an initiative last April called T-Mobile Hometown Grants, a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow. To achieve this, they provide funding to up to 25 small towns to kickstart important new community development projects.

Paired with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, T-Mobile assesses applications based on level of detail and completeness, potential community impact, project viability and a few other factors. Only towns with a population of 50,000 people of less are eligible for T-Mobile Hometown Grants. T-Mobile encourages every small town with a vision for how to make their community better to apply.

CSR Wire also stated that the initiative is a part of T-Mobile’s goal to ensure all Americans from big cities to small and rural communities have access to all the latest products, services and technology.

The Alabama recipients

Three Alabama cities are recipients for this quarter of the Hometown Grants:

Fairfield

Fairfield is the first city in Alabama to receive funding for this quarter of grants. The city will use its funds to repair the swimming pool in the Jerry D. Coleman Community Center. The repairs will make the pool accessible to the entire community, establish a new swim team for the youth and provide water aerobics for senior citizens.

Northport

Next is Northport. Northport plans to connect visitors and businesses to the history and charm of Downtown with a modern Wi-Fi network accessible to the public.

Selma

Lastly is the historic city of Selma. The city plans to use its funds for the redevelopment and activation of one of the city’s most significant parks—Selma’s Riverfront Park & Amphitheater Area. The cool thing about this area is that it overlooks the Alabama River and the iconic Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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