The State of Tennessee will invest nearly $447 million to expand broadband access to more than 150,000 underserved homes and businesses across the state.

The funds will come through the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan (TEBF-ARP), which utilizes a portion of the state’s federal American Rescue Plan funds. The state received 216 total applications, and final grants will be awarded to 75 grantees. In the first round of funding, 16 of the 36 recipients are TVPPA members, including:

  • Appalachian Electric Cooperative
  • Bolivar Energy Authority
  • Chickasaw Electric Cooperative
  • Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation
  • Dickson Electric System
  • Fayetteville Public Utilities
  • Gibson Electric Membership Corporation
  • Greeneville Energy Authority
  • Knoxville Utilities Board
  • Lexington Electric System
  • Meriwether Lewis Electric Cooperative
  • Newport Utilities
  • Pulaski Electric System
  • Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation
  • Tennessee Valley Electric Cooperative
  • Volunteer Energy Cooperative

For help with grant applications or to learn about more funding opportunities, visit our Federal Funding Opportunities Repository.