Many projects that will help your community become more connected will require identifying a source of funding to get off the ground. Our resources below provide an overview of funding sources, like federal and state funding programs and other specific funding information. Additionally, TVA currently has a pilot project funding opportunity to help communities get started.
Learn About Federal Funding
Have questions about federal funding opportunities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)? Join us each month to learn more about various opportunities that may be available to your community.LEARN MORE
Data and Guides
Connected Communities Guidebook
Communities can use this Guidebook to
work through the process of developing a
Connected Communities strategy.
Broadband Funding Guide
If your program idea involves broadband infrastructure or expansion, this resource is for you. It outlines federal and state funding opportunities that may be available for your program.
We conducted assessments and research to better understand opportunities to support communities in TVA’s service region in utilizing technology and data to create positive outcomes. Topic areas include broadband, community challenges and support areas, funding opportunities, preparedness of communities and more.
Broadband Assessment Report
This report summarizes the current state of broadband offerings in TVA’s service region and offers a deep dive into opportunities for TVA to help improve equitable access to broadband and digital literacy.
Funding Access Barriers Assessment
This assessment is an exploration and highlight of the barriers to funding that many of TVA’s local communities experience. Funding opportunities as of November 2022 are explained, insights called out and areas of support identified.
Community Readiness Baseline and Best Practices Assessment
This report provides a snapshot of TVA communities’ readiness to pursue projects related to the Connected Communities focus areas and how conditions in TVA’s service region compare to other parts of the country.
Based on conversations with community representatives that took place during August and September 2022, these findings provide a high-level window into the current conditions and views of communities in TVA’s service region.