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TVA Connected Communities calls for projects


Connected Communities is excited to announce a funding opportunity to improve quality of life and equity for communities in TVA’s service area through innovative community-driven solutions.

With 14 pilot projects currently in the field, TVA is looking to expand the scope and geography of communities working to leverage tech- and data-related solutions. This pilot project funding is intended to help communities gain expertise and test approaches that will jump-start their progress toward improving access to digital services, creating a healthy natural and built environment, scaling economic opportunities, and better preparing for natural disasters and cyberthreats.

These projects will create benefits for the communities that lead them and serve as example for others in the region. You can learn more about current pilot projects on the Connected Communities website and in the 2022 Pilots Annual Report at this link.  

 The call for pilots will be open from April through June 2023, with project selection announcements expected in late September 2023. TVA is interested in providing awards of up to a maximum of $750K per project. A total of $2M in funding is available and TVA anticipates awarding to approximately four to eight projects. All projects must take place within the TVA service territory and be completed within two years of project kickoff. 

  For more information, and to access the application form when the call for pilots opens, visit or contact