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 and various ad hoc special projects.



FCC Seeks Applicants for Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

The Intergovernmental Advisory Committee provides advice to the Commission on telecommunications issues affecting local, state, and Tribal governments that are within the jurisdiction of the FCC. During its two-year term, the IAC may be tasked by the Chairman to produce specific deliverables that will further the Commission's mission and objectives. Committee duties may include: Providing guidance to the Commission; gathering data and information; aiding the agency on outreach when needed; and performing analysis on request.


  • The FCC is soliciting nominations for membership on the IAC for the 2020-2022 term.
  • The IAC is composed of thirty elected and appointed officials from municipal, county, state, and tribal governments.
  • Members of the IAC are required to attend at least two of the four meetings per year in Washington, D.C. at the applicant's expense.  For full details see the Public Notice  (November 6, 2019).
  • Interested candidates should submit their applications to the Commission via email at IAC2020@fcc.gov  or mail to Carmen Scanlon, Attorney Advisor, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, FCC, 445 12th Street SW, Washington DC 20554. 
  • Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST, December 6, 2019.


Please contact Carmen Scanlon, Attorney Advisor, Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, Federal Communications Commission, (202) 418-0544, carmen.scanlon@fcc.gov.

New Network Reliability Webpage for State and Local Governments

The reliability and resiliency of communications networks, including 911 calling, are especially critical during disasters and other emergencies, and state and local governments have a role in helping to ensure reliable communications for their communities. Therefore, the Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has launched a new webpage containing network reliability resources particularly relevant to state and local governments, which provides links to a variety of sites relating to public safety and emergency communications. Here is a link to the new webpage: www.fcc.gov/network-reliability-resources-state-and-local-governments.

For more information contact Guy Benson, FCC Public Safety & Homeland Security Bureau Cybersecurity & Communications Reliability Division, guy.benson@fcc.gov.

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



Thursday, November 21, 2019