About the Division

The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) provides outreach to state and local governments, as well as other federal regulatory agencies, for the purpose of fostering an understanding of FCC programs, policies, rules and decisions. We attend and participate in conferences, seminars and industry meetings to further our mission. IGA is responsible for overseeing the work and activities of the commission's Intergovernmental Advisory Committee, the Hospital Robocall Protection Group, and various ad hoc special projects.



Lifeline Awareness Week Is September 20-24

The FCC and State Utility Partners Work to Raise Awareness of Programs That Help Connect American Households to Critical Voice and Broadband Services.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is partnering with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA) to promote Lifeline Awareness Week, September 20-24, 2021.

Lifeline is an FCC Universal Service Fund support program designed to help make communications services more affordable for low-income consumers. This year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new FCC program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, is also available to help families and households struggling to afford internet service. Households that qualify for Lifeline also qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit.  In most cases, they simply need to opt in with their current Lifeline provider or contact a different participating provider and choose an eligible plan to begin receiving the monthly benefit.

Consumers, advocacy groups, industry, and government stakeholders can find more information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit at www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit. Additional consumer resources include an FAQ about the benefit, and a web page that lists participating broadband service providers by state and U.S. territories. Consumers can apply online at GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

Information about Lifeline can be found at www.fcc.gov/lifeline-consumers or www.lifelinesupport.org/

NARUC maintains a Lifeline Resource Page and a National Lifeline Awareness Toolkit with materials that can be customized by outreach participants for use in public awareness campaigns. 

Learn About the Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more.

Information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit can be found here.

IGA Spotlight Archive



2018 Webinars

Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Announces Emergency Alerting Webinar on July 25

July 25, 2018 Public Notice

Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts Webinar for State and Local Government Officials

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Washington, DC
For more information.
PowerPoint Presentation

An Introduction to the Mobility Fund II Challenge Process for State, Local and Tribal Governments

Wednesday, May 3, 2018
Washington, DC


2017 Webinars

Wireless Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State and Local Government

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Infrastructure Deployment Webinar for State & Local Governments

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Washington, DC
For more information.

Advisory Committee

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee is composed of officials from municipal, county, state and tribal governments who provide guidance to the FCC on a broad range of issues.

More on committee activities

Request a Speaker

Are you having an event, meeting, webinar or other activity related to FCC Issues?  Send us an email and our team will be in touch with you to provide a speaker that meets your needs.

Submit a Request

Contact Us

State and local government officials and their staff can reach us via email at: IGA@fcc.gov



Monday, September 20, 2021