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Headquartered in Washington D.C., TFG specializes in representing public and private entities who share our passion for building strong and vibrant communities. Whether you are the local governments that represent those communities or the businesses that empower and employ them, TFG will be your most effective advocate. 

For over 37 years, TFG has led the way in working with lawmakers, federal agencies, local agencies, private companies, universities, and non-profit organizations to build stronger communities for this generation and the next. 

TFG has a proven track record of delivering success. We will work with you to develop and advance improvements to policy, legislation and regulations. We will also help you secure federal funding, grants and authorizations. In fact, TFG has helped our clients secure over 600 million in federal funding since 2010. 

Our knowledge and experience provides our clients an unmatched advantage. TFG clients do not just participate in the federal process, they take a lead in shaping federal policies to consistently make a difference in the communities they serve.

 

  • Focus on Local Communities

    From day one, TFG's focus has been representing local communities in Washington, D.C. and empowering them with a voice in the nation's capitol. We look at national policy from the perspective of local agencies and work to ensure the decisions being made by Congress and the Administration don't have a negative impacts on local governments and help open doors to bring federal resources home.

  • Highly Personalized Service

    TFG professionals develop productive and long-standing relationships with our clients. One of the cornerstones of our success is our level of communication and personalized service. Our lobbyists know their clients well and make personal visits, often multiple times a year, to the local communities they serve to educate themselves on the projects and issues first hand.

  • Innovative Client Services

    Along with individualized reports on legislative and regulatory activities, our clients receive weekly legislative updates, weekly and quarterly grant alerts, and specialized client alerts. Additionally, we periodically host webinars on hot topics that include guest speakers, such as federal program managers. We also host a blog that highlights news and activities focused on local governments.

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TFG in partnership with NACA and eCivis will be hosting a comprehensive webinar on federal funding opportunities available to local governments and non-profits to combat the opioid crisis. The hour-long webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 2 P.M. EST.

The webinar will provide background information on the avenues federal opioid funding is general filtered through including the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services. The webinar will highlight four upcoming grant opportunities that provide funding for law enforcement, treatment and recovery services, and rural healthcare programming.

In addition, we are excited to announce that a representative from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will also be presenting on the webinar, and will discussing the September 2019 announcement by the Trump Administration regarding an increase in federal opioid funding. The funding will grant more than $900 million in new funding to the CDC for opioid related programs.

The webinar is intended to help local communities recognize options available to them at the federal level and understand changes to this funding coming in 2020 and beyond.  We hope you can join us!

Click here to register today or contact your client manager for questions.  

Karl Kalbacher, PG, TFG Director of Environment, Economics & Grant Services at The Ferguson Group (TFG) will moderate the “Available Grant Funding – Rural Maryland Council” session at the 15th Annual Governor's Grants Conference on  October 21, 2019 in College Park, Maryland at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center. This annual Governor's Grants Conference brings together 600 + statewide grant professionals for affordable, targeted professional development to increase capacity for grant awards and compliance.

TFG will also have a display booth at the Conference so be sure to come by a visit! To learn more about the Governor's Grants Conference and to register for the event please click here

Join us For a Brownfields Webinar

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2019
By Gabrielle Bronstein | 0 Comments

TFG will be hosting a comprehensive hour-long webinar on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPAs) Brownfield Grant programs on October 9, 2019 at 2 PM EST. The EPA is expected to release the FY 2020 solicitations for Brownfields during the Fall of 2019.

A brownfield is a property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Brownfields Programs prime communities for economic development through providing funding to prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields. The webinar will cover in-depth three specific Brownfields programs:

  • Assessment Grants
  • Cleanup Grants
  • Multipurpose Grants

TFG will help attendees to understand the basis for each program and discuss eligibility requirements, priority projects, and tips for submitting a successful application. The webinar will also cover the recent changes to the Federal Brownfields Law and prepare applicants to make any necessary changes to previously submitted applications.

The webinar will be hosted by Karl Kalbacher, PG, TFG’s Director of Grants, and expert in Brownfield applications.

Click here to register today or contact your client manager for questions.