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The Ferguson Group, LLC

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Ferguson Group L.L.C. specializes in representing local governments before Congress and the Administration. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve public sector clients of all sizes, enabling us to remain among the top independent lobbying firms in Washington. We specialize in securing policy and regulatory changes, federal funding, grants, and authorizations for cities, counties, towns, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, private companies, and national associations.  We play a leadership role in helping both the Administration and Congress understand how changes in Washington affect local agencies so our clients can build stronger communities for this generation and the next.

For more than 30 years, TFG has been the preeminent provider of federal advocacy services to public agencies and private companies seeking to advance or protect their interests in Washington, D.C.’s complex legislative and regulatory arenas.

Our depth of expertise, commitment and effectiveness are reflected in a proven track record of delivering measurable results for our clients in federal funding, authorizations, policy, and regulatory decision-making processes. Our knowledge of both Congress and the Administration provides our clients with a unique strategic advantage that puts them in the best position for success. TFG clients do not just participate in the federal process ... they lead and shape federal policies and funding opportunities in ways that consistently make a significant difference to those in the communities they serve.

Advocacy

We teach our clients to be their own best advocates by helping them develop and deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.

Consulting

Our work on projects and issues starts from the ground up and includes strategic planning, environmental, and administrative consulting services.

Federal Funding

TFG helps our clients in every aspect of securing federal funding, from the budget process to project authorization and final appropriation.

Grants

TFG grant specialists help communities identify grants, draft and review grant applications, and secure political and community support .

Legislative

TFG clients help shape and influence major federal legislation to create opportunities and defend against potential threats in order to strengthen their communities.

Regulatory

We help our clients stay informed and engaged in federal administrative regulatory policy decisions that impact local governments.

About Us

Learn more about TFG's history and unique approach to representing local communities in Washington, D.C.

Meet Us

TFG's staff is made up of individuals with decades of experience working on and off Capitol Hill on behalf of local governments.

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Fort Wayne Awarded "Bicycle Friendly" Designation

By Zach Bernard of NPR News

| May 20

A month after launching its first bike share program downtown, Fort Wayne has been designated as a “Bicycle Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. In order to earn the distinction as a Bicycle Friendly Community, cities must showcase a willingness to improve cycling conditions and promote cycling locally.

TFG helps Midway City Sanitation District Build a New Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Station

| January 8

With the assistance of The Ferguson Group’s (TFG) Grant Writing Services in 2014, the Midway City Sanitary District (MCSD) was able to celebrate the opening of its new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the summer of 2015. TFG assisted MCSD secure $250,000 in Clean Transportation Funding from the California Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) to construct a new CNG station and maintenance facility modifications. The new facility has 15 time-fill dispensers and two fast-fill dispensers servicing 10 CNG vehicles and will help the District save about $400,000 per year in fuel costs.


Editorial: Timing Right for Lobbying Firm

| June 1

For most of nearly a decade, the city of Greenville received a handsome return on its contract with Washington, D.C.- based lobbying firm The Ferguson Group. Four years after that contract was allowed to expire, the City has again hired the firm and there is reason to believe the investment could pay off again.

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FASTLANE Grant Program Awardees Announced

Posted on Friday, July 8, 2016
By Heidi Schott | 0 Comments

FASTLANE Grant Program Awardees Announced
This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) notified the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Senate Environment and Public Works committees that it intends to award a total of $759.2 million to 18 transportation projects under its newly created “FASTLANE” grant program. The projects selected range in size from $5 million to upgrade an interchange in a Seattle suburb to $165 million for a series of multimodal improvements to the I-95 corridor in Northern Virginia.

TFG to Host Webinar on FY 2017 Brownfields Grant Program

Posted on Thursday, June 23, 2016
By Kristi More | 0 Comments

TFG to Host Webinar on FY 2017 Brownfields Grant Program
Join us for an informative webinar on the Environmental Protection Agency's FY 2017 Brownfields Grant Program. The EPA recently announced the FY 2017 Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Grant with proposals due on August 10, 2016. The agency is expected to release solicitations for the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants this fall. The webinar will be held on Thursday, June 30 from 2:00 - 3:00pm EST.

FAA Reauthorization One of the Few Major Bills to Move Forward in Congress in 2016

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
By Zach Israel | 0 Comments

FAA Reauthorization One of the Few Major Bills to Move Forward in Congress in 2016

For the remainder of 2016, there are only two must-pass pieces of legislation remaining in Congress: (1) a massive Omnibus appropriations bill funding the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2017, which will likely pass in the lame-duck period of November-December after the presidential election and following the enactment of a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government beginning October 1; and (2) the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). On March 30, President Obama signed the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2016” into law, which extends authorization and tax authority for the FAA through July 15, 2016; FAA authorization was set to expire on March 31. This gives the House and Senate just over three months to reach consensus and pass a long-term FAA reauthorization bill before Congress recesses for seven weeks from July 16-September 6, for the Democratic and Republican National Conventions and the annual August summer recess.