In a continuation of its outreach to rural America, T-Mobile has announced grants to 25 communities in what the carrier says will be a continuing stream of grants.
The communities receiving T-Mobile grants are Atmore and Wedowee, AL; Clarksville, AR; Mammoth Lakes, CA; Dixon, IL; Batesville, IN; Fruitland, ID; Fort Scott, KS; Lake Orion, MI; Oxford, MS; Laurinburg, Robersonville and Boiling Springs, NC; Raton, NM; Bowling Green, OH; Aumsville, Talent and Toledo, OR; Phoenixville, Pittston and South Fayette Township, PA; Erwin, TN; Elgin, TX, Helper City, UT and Moses Lake, WA.
The carrier partnered with Main Street America and Smart Growth America to assess the applications, which came from communities with less than 50,000 residents. T-Mobile says that the awards were based on a number of factors, including the detail and fullness of submissions and their likely impact and viability.
Examples of what the grants will be used for include: Creation of an Internet technology lab (Atmore), building and operation of a dog park (Mammoth Lakes), creation of a downtown greenspace (Fort Scott), building “parklets” (Bowling Green), transforming an empty building into a community meeting place (Talent) and creating a “community incubator” for art, music and events (Moses Lake).
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