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$50,000 Grant for Shoppes at Grandon Plaza

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T-Mobile announces Sterling as one of its latest 25 Hometown Grant recipients. The $50,000 grant will go towards creating the Shoppes at Grandon Plaza, a retail incubator space for local entrepreneurs to test and develop valuable business skills and increase economic growth downtown. The project was submitted by Sterling Main Street.

Launched in April 2021, T-Mobile Hometown Grants is a $25 million, five-year initiative to support the people and organizations who help small towns across America thrive and grow by providing funding to kickstart vital community development projects. Since the program’s start, T-Mobile has given more than $6.8 million dollars to 150 communities across 41 states, including Sterling. The initiative has even led to an additional $2 million in matching funds by other local resources, and more than 12,000 volunteer hours.  

Across the state, the T-Mobile Hometown Grants program has provided $250,000 in funding across five other cities, including Dixon, Rock Island, Dekalb, Galesburg and Mattoon.

T-Mobile awards Hometown Grants each quarter for up to 25 towns with a population of less than 50,000 people. Anyone with a vision for how to make their community even stronger than it is today can apply. 

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

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