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Connected Communities

Community-Driven Solutions

Connected communities are towns, main streets, neighborhoods, and cities that use data and technology-driven innovations to offer new and improved services to people and businesses. Through resources and funding opportunities, we are helping communities within the Valley leverage tech- and data-driven solutions to improve residents’ lives, deliver environmental benefits and scale economic opportunities.

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Focus Areas


Equitable Access to Services

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 of the Valley can contribute, to the best of their abilities, to the modern economy.

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Energy & Environmental Justice

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

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Enhanced Community Resiliency

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

Projects in the Valley


Innovative pilot projects that address urgent community needs and create long-term benefits are happening throughout our seven-state region. Selected by a diverse group of stakeholders, Connected Communities pilot projects address one of the three focus areas and advance data and technology across the Valley. Together with our partners, TVA is funding solutions that help make the region the best place in the country to live, work and play.

Let us know

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.