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Environmental Stewardship

We are committed to clean air and a clean water supply for our region, as well as protecting its historical, cultural and environmental resources. We take great care of our 293,000 acres of public land and 11,000 miles of shoreline on behalf of the people of the Tennessee Valley.

Integrated Resource Plan
Integrated Resource Plan

TVA’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), developed with input from our stakeholders, serves as a compass to guide the agency’s decisions for meeting forecasted energy demand in the coming decades.

Integrated Resource Plan
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Environmental Reviews

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), TVA considers the impacts of its actions on human health before making decisions in order to protect, restore and enhance our region's human environment.

Environmental reviews
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Land Management

From protecting cultural resources to ensuring environmental integrity, we measure the effects of our activities when making improvements to TVA public lands, whether for public recreation or economic development.

Land management
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For TVA, sustainability means providing affordable and reliable electricity, healthy environment and prosperous economy for our region without compromising the ability of future generations to do the same.

Water Quality

TVA works with federal and state partners to maintain a clean and safe water supply by monitoring river systems, certifying clean marinas and supporting aquatic health in our region.

Water quality
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Air Quality

TVA provides safe and reliable power for our region while working hard to improve air quality. Read about our aggressive emission controls, state-of-the-art technology and ongoing research.

Air quality

Get Support for Your Organization

Non-profits, institutes of education and local governments within the TVA Service Area can receive up to $5,000 to enhance or grow their environmental programming.


The community outreach andsupport program provides assistance to organizations for environmental education events and activities. Funds have been used for supplies, equipment, publicity and/or hospitality.

The reservoir and community cleanup program provides assistance to organizations for litter prevention programs, recycling and cleanups. Funds usually go toward expenses related to publicity, hospitality, cleanup supplies and disposal costs.

  • Organizations must be recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit or public institution (e.g. public schools) and have a current Employee Identification Number registered with the IRS. This does not include support for federal, state and local governments.
  • Complete and submit the appropriate Request Form, program description and budget; requests are accepted in October and March.
  • Contributions received from TVA have to be spent in the federal fiscal year (October 1 to September 30) they are received.
  • If approved, you will need to sign a letter of partnership that states you will spend the funds according to your submitted request.
  • Operational expenses, such as salaries, rent and utilities are eligible but cannot exceed 50% of requested funds. Fees for speakers, photographers or others are considered as labor and are therefore part of salaries.
  • Report your results within 8 days after each event or project using the provided Report Forms.
  • It is important that you retain your receipts according to IRS guidelines for nonprofits.
  • Limit request to $5,000 or less.
  • Organizations can apply for funding from both funding programs in the same fiscal year but will only be awarded funding from one.​

These are the general guidelines. If you have a specific question, please contact the PLIC.