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Internet Access Assistance For Underserved Communities

Broadband access is more important than ever as many Tennesseans are working from home and participating in online learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Broadband Accessibility Grant Program is a critical part of Tennessee’s ability to provide broadband access to Tennesseans and offset the capital expenses in the deployment of broadband in unserved areas. 

Tennessee’s Broadband Initiative

The Broadband Accessibility Grant Program is a critical part of Tennessee’s plan to address our broadband gaps.

The Importance Of Broadband Access For All

Broadband access is more important than ever as many Tennesseans have been instructed to stay home from work and school as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Which Areas Are Receiving Broadband Accessibility Grants

Certain areas in Tennessee have been selected to receive Broadband Accessibility Grants to increase access to the internet.

 Broadband Grant Program Guidelines

The goal of this program is to facilitate broadband access to all Tennesseans, while promoting practices that increase deployment and encourage adoption.

Broadband Grant Program FAQs

Access frequently asked questions about the Broadband Grant Program.

Apply For A Broadband Grant

To apply for a broadband grant, first visit Application Instructions and navigate to the “Application Instructions” section of that page.

Creating Engaging Lessons In A Virtual Setting

The Tennessee Department of Education launched the Best for All Central: Tennessee’s Hub for Learning and Teaching, a new online tool designed to provide school leaders, educators, and families an extensive collection of high-quality, optional resources to support teaching and learning, as well as features for locating specific resources quickly and easily.

Through a continued partnership with the state’s Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) stations, Tennessee students will have access to daily educational content through PBS Teaching Tennessee. Throughout the fall semester, all six Tennessee PBS stations will offer high-quality educational programming on weekdays from 9-11 a.m. C.T. In addition, Teaching Tennessee is providing student packets and teaching lesson plans for students in grades 1-8 and their teachers on TN Department of Education’s YouTube channel.

Access Teaching Tennessee PBS Stations

All six of Tennessee’s PBS stations will provide educational content during the fall semester.

Student Packets And Teacher Lesson Plans

Click the link below, then scroll down to “Teaching Tennessee Resources: Student Packets and Teacher Lesson Plans.”

TN Department Of Education’s Guide To Reopening

This page provides information around school reopening in Tennessee. The department will continue to post updates and guidance for districts as new information is available.

TN Department Of Education YouTube Channel

Keep up with the latest from the Tennessee Department of Education.