Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

We are committed to providing grant and funding opportunities to support local Main Street efforts.


Supporting Main Streets

Main Street America offers several grant and funding opportunities throughout the year with the support of corporate partners. Check out our current programs as well as other funding opportunities that are relevant to Main Streets below.  


T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program

T-Mobile partnered with Smart Growth America and Main Street America to invest big in small towns. The T-Mobile Hometown Grant Program awards up to 100 small towns a year with community development project funding—up to $50,000 each. Beginning in April 2021, this $25 million, five-year initiative awards 25 grants per quarter to small towns and rural communities with populations less than 50,000. Projects have spanned technology, education, environment, health care, and more – all with one common focus, making their community stronger. Read about the latest grant recipients here.

The application for the T-Mobile Hometown Grant is open now through March 31, 2024. Click here to apply.

Other Funding Opportunities

RAISE Grants (Feb. 28) - Federal funds to support streetscape infrastructure implementation in local communities. Learn more >

Rural Business Development Grants (Feb. 28) - Federal funding to support programs for small business and entrepreneurs in rural communities. Learn more >

Community Heart and Soul Seed Grants (rolling) - Seed funds to establish the CHS community engagement model in your district. Learn more >

Community Facilities Grant Program (rolling) - Federal funding to develop community facilities that provide crucial community services in rural areas. Learn more >

Community Foundation Locator - Find your local community foundations, a great source of funding for Main Street programs! Learn more >

Main Street Resource Center

Tools and strategies you need to lead a successful revitalization effort.


Highlighting Small Businesses

A podcast exploring the ways small businesses thrive on Main Street.


Supporting Entrepreneurs

Tools to lead and develop initiatives supporting innovative entrepreneurship.