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.



Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase 1 Auction Webinar for State, Local, and Tribal Government Officials

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at 2:00 pm EDT, the FCC Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA), Office of Native Affairs and Policy (ONAP), and Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force (RBATF) will hold a webinar for state, local, and Tribal government officials on the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction (Auction 904).  Through this auction, the Commission will award broadband service providers up to $16 billion for the deployment of voice and fixed broadband services at speeds of 25/3 Mbps or faster to currently unserved locations nationwide.  Approximately 5.9 million homes and businesses are initially eligible to obtain access to broadband service as a result of winning bids.  Auction 904 is currently scheduled to begin in October 2020.

This free webinar will focus on the issues related to the auction that affect state, local, Tribal, and territorial governments.  The webinar also will provide an overview of the adopted policy framework for Auction 904, the proposed procedures for applications and bidding in the auction, and tips for service providers that are interested in applying to participate in the auction. 

The webinar will be conducted via WebEx and will take place from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EDT, on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.  Registration opens 15 minutes prior to the start time.  Register by clicking here or by copying and pasting the following into your web browser:  https://fccevents.webex.com/fccevents/j.php?MTID=m35dda52d02b5db8ad8aedaa2cb2c5ab9.  On the event information page, click on the registration link, provide the required information, and then click “Submit” to complete your registration.  Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the event, the password, and the link for the webinar.  Read the Public Notice announcing the Webinar.  We urge you to participate in this informative event.

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



Tuesday, May 5, 2020