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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


Press Release: The Ferguson Group Hires Energy and Public Power Expert, Lori J. Pickford

By Kristi More | January 11

The Ferguson Group is proud to announce that energy expert Lori J. Pickford has joined TFG as a Principal.

Press Release: Steven L. Stockton, Former Corps of Engineers’ Director of Civil Works, to Consult for The Ferguson Group

By Kristi More | January 11

The Ferguson Group is pleased to announce that former Corps of Engineers’ Director of Civil Works Steve Stockton will serve as a consultant to the firm and its clients.

Press Release: The Ferguson Group Announces Staff Changes

By Kristi More | September 14

The Ferguson Group is pleased to announce that Mark Limbaugh will serve the firm as President and Aindriu Colgan has joined the TFG team. 


US DOT Announces 2017 TIGER Winners

Posted on Friday, March 9, 2018
By Heidi Schott | 0 Comments

Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program. Learn more about the selected projects here.

Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Application Period Opens Soon

Posted on Wednesday, January 24, 2018
By Heidi Schott | 0 Comments

The application period for the 2017 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants will open on February 12, 2018 and will close March 16, 2018. Now is the time to begin preparing your application!

EPA Announces 12 Applicants for FY 2017 WIFIA

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017
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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially announced the projects selected to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. WIFIA provides low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects investing in water infrastructure including wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and water recycling.