For Federal, State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials

FDA Contacts for Regulatory Partners

Office of Partnerships: 

For more information regarding state funding opportunities, regulatory program standards, state cooperative programs, state training, commissioning, PFP, RRTs, and FPTFs.

Intergovernmental Affairs:

FOIA, FDA testimony, and FDA position affidavit inquiries from State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Regulatory Officials.  

Office of Policy and Risk Management: 

Reach out to an FDA representative that manages information sharing agreements (20.88's).

ORA Office of Partnerships

The Office of Partnerships (OP) participates in cooperative and educational efforts designed to inform industry, health professionals, and the public about FDA's functions and its commitment to safeguard the public health. OP interacts with, and serves as, the focal point for cooperating state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory officials, and associations of these regulatory officials, to promote cohesive and uniform policies and activities for global regulatory programs.

Integration Staff:

The Integration Staff (IS) was created in response to OP's commitment to creating a team that is dedicated to measuring, tracking, and promoting integration. It aspires to be a premier service-oriented team that effectively safeguards our nation's human and animal food supply and advances a nationally integrated food safety system through the leadership, technical assistance, consultation, and guidance we provide to our stakeholders.

Immediate Office:

The Immediate Office (IO) informs and interacts with stakeholders about OP and FDA activities and intiatives. This group manages FDA commissioning for state, local, tribal, and territorial officials. IO oversees the contact database of state and local commissioned officials who have been identified as state Reportable Food Registry (RFR) contacts.

Standards Implementation Staff:

OP created the Standards Implementation Staff (SIS) to assist states with implementing the Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) and Animal Feed Regulatory Program Standards (AFRPS). The current staff of MFRPS and AFRPS Specialists are located in the field and provide technical assistance to the states in performing self-assessments and gap analyses compared to the requirements in the MFRPS and AFRPS. These specialists also promote sharing of best practices related to implementation of the MFRPS and AFRPS. They also work with states and FDA internal partners to revise the standards. SIS also provides support for State Cooperative Programs including the Retail Food Protection Program, the Shellfish Sanitation program, and Milk Safety Program.

Contracts and Grants Staff:

Each year OP sponsers several competitive grant and cooperative agreement programs related to food safety and human health issues. These grants/cooperative agreements provide federal and state agencies with the opportunity to enhance or develop new and existing programs in human and animal food safety and defense. OP also manages various sole source and fixed price contract programs with states. These contract programs benefit states with technical training, familiarity with federal requirements and more uniform enforcement of consumer laws through cooperation and coordination with FDA.

For nonprogram-related inquires specific to the Office of Partnerships, please call the number below. For all other inquires not related to the Office of Partnerships or its contract and grant programs, please call 1-888-INFO-FDA.




 Write to:

Office of Partnerships Headquarters
12420 Parklawn Drive
ELEM 3033
Rockville, MD 20857
Fax: 301-827-3588


Other OP Contacts:

OP Training: 
OP Reviewers:
Partnership for Food Protection (PFP): 

Tell us how we’re doing! Submit feedback to the Office of Partnerships:

If you have a dispute with a program office, please contact that program office to resolve. If all attempts to reach resolution with the office fails, please feel free to contact the FDA or ORA Ombudsman.

FDA Ombudsman -

ORA Ombudsman -

Intergovernmental  Affairs 

The intergovernmental affairs staff within the Office of Policy, Planning, Legislation and Analysis is the lead staff dedicated with working with State and Tribal governments within the Office of the Commissioner.  The purpose of this staff is to coordinate across FDA Offices, Centers and/or Directorates to respond to inquiries from States and to engage in proactive outreach to States on important FDA policy issues; and to develop and maintain relationships with policymaking State and Tribal partners, including State officials such as Governors, Attorneys General, and State legislators, national associations representing those State officials, and Tribal governments and Tribal organizations.

Intergovernmental Affairs
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
White Oak, Building One
Silver Spring, MD 20993


FOIA, FDA testimony, and FDA position affidavit inquiries from State, Local, Tribal and Territorial Regulatory Officials can be directed to the following mailbox:

Office of Policy and Risk Management

OPRM provides data-driven evaluation and planning to improve ORA decisions, programs, and performance. We also collaborate with the Centers and FDA stakeholders to provide policy analysis and regulatory decisions that are strategic, responsive to risks, aligned with the needs of a large and decentralized workforce, and that can be effectively implemented.

Please contact the Office of Resource Management’s Information Sharing Office by mail, phone, or email:

Office of Policy and Risk Management
Information Sharing
12420 Parklawn Drive, Suite 4141
Rockville, MD 20857
Main: 301-796-8185

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