The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NTIA resides within the Executive Branch of the federal government, and is the president's principle advisor of telecommunications matters. By contrast, the Federal Communications Commission - the other agency with significant telecommunications- and broadband-related responsibilities - is an independent agency outside of the official purview of the White House. NTIA has existed since 1978 and has numerous communications responsibilities. It is the principal federal agency responsible for administering grants and funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.