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Resources for Identifying and Implementing Projects

Once you’ve determined which community challenge you want to address and are ready to start designing a solution, use the resources below to get started, obtain buy-in and engage stakeholders in the process.


Data and Guides


Connected Communities Guidebook

Communities can use this Guidebook to work through the process of developing a Connected Communities strategy.

Funding Opportunities Database

Funding Opportunities Database

The Funding Opportunities Database provides information on funding across federal, state and local levels. This is a great tool to locate funding for your program idea.

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Implementation Guides

Implementation Guides

The booklets provide examples of how to use the Connected Communities Guidebook to design and implement a program, detailing potential impacts, common challenges and technology and community considerations.

Research Database

Resource Database

Discover examples of other projects and concepts from across the nation, as well as technology solutions and funding resources. Reference the database at any point in your project to learn more.

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Emerging Technologies Report

Emerging Technologies Report

Learn about 24 key technology applications that can support progress toward building connectedness across TVA’s service region. Use this report to determine which technologies are the best fit for your program.


Reference Materials

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

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.

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Funding Access Barriers Assessment and Support

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.

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Community Readiness Baseline Report

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.

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Community Conversations

Community Conversations

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.

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Additional Resources

Download these resources to advocate for your community to build a strategy to engage stakeholders and implement solutions to make your community more connected.



Utilize the Roadmap to share TVA’s Connected Communities definition, vision, goals, leading practices and success factors with your stakeholders.

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Ready-to-Go Fliers

Use the fliers to share TVA’s Connected Communities mission and vision, as well as available resources with your stakeholders.


We Can Help You Engage Your Stakeholders

Would you like help communicating your vision and motivating your stakeholders and partners? We can help you refine your message and inspire your target audience. Email us at [email protected].