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Connected Communities

Connected Communities are towns, main streets, neighborhoods and cities in the TVA service region using technology and data-related solutions to address community challenges and prepare for a modern energy system. TVA can help communities like yours become more connected by linking you to resources, funding opportunities and tailored support. Together, we can improve our communities’ access to digital services, achieve environmental benefits, scale economic opportunities and become more resilient.

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Upto $750k per pilot project

Round 2 Pilot Projects

We’re excited to announce that we have our next round of pilot projects. These projects cover everything from digital literacy programs to microgrids. Learn more about how communities in the TVA service region are making progress on becoming more connected.



TVA Can Help Your Community in Four Focus Areas


Broadband and Digital Literacy

Elevates digital equity and inclusion for everyone by supporting broadband expansion and access to modern technologies.

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Economic Empowerment

Supports economic security so the people in TVA’s service region can contribute, to the best of their abilities, to the modern economy.

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Energy and Environmental Justice

Promotes access to healthy natural and built environments and reliable, affordable, clean energy for everyone in the TVA service region.

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Enhanced Community Resiliency

Enhances community resiliency through plans and resources that help communities minimize impacts, effectively endure evolving challenges and strengthen recovery strategies for the future.

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Learn About Connected Communities Projects in Action

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Communities across TVA’s service region have already begun their journey to becoming more connected. Selected by a diverse group of stakeholders, the existing Connected Communities pilot projects address the four focus areas and advance data- and technology-driven solutions. By funding these pilot projects, TVA and our partners are helping make the region the best place in the country to live, work and play.




Share Your Idea

Is your organization leveraging data and technology for the community, or does it have the start of a pilot project idea? Email us to get advice and feedback to advance your solution at [email protected].


Join the Connected Communities Network

Access resources, connect with similar organizations and learn about how to engage with the TVA Connected Communities Initiative and more.