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TFG Special Report on Eligible Uses of ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

TFG Special Report on Eligible Uses of ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

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TFG compiled a Special Report on the release of State and Local COVID-19 Relief Funding from the U.S. Department of Treausury, including the eligibile uses of the funding, reporting requriments, and allocations to states, local governments, and tribal agencies.

TFG Special Report American Rescue Plan of 2021

TFG Special Report American Rescue Plan of 2021

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This TFG Special Report, based largely off summary documents provided by Senate Democratic leadership, covers each title of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, including funding levels and provisions of interest to TFG clients.

TFG Brief on Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Assistance Program

TFG Brief on Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Assistance Program

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This brief provides detailed information on the Low-Income Household Drinking Water and Wastewater Emergency Assistance Program authorized by Section 533 of the COVID-19 relief portion of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021.

TFG Brief on Emergency Rental Assistance Program

TFG Brief on Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed a massive legislative  package that included all twelve FY2021 Appropriations Bills, COVID-19 relief legislation, the Energy Act of  2020, and the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, as well as other legislative provisions.  This brief provides detailed information on the Emergency Rental Assistance Program authorized by Section
501 of the package entitled, “Emergency Rental Assistance”. 
 

TFG Brief on COVID Relief Section of P.L. 116-260 (Passed December 27, 2020)

TFG Brief on COVID Relief Section of P.L. 116-260 (Passed December 27, 2020)

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On December 21, congressional leaders released the 5,593-page text of the final $900 billion COVID relief package along with the $1.4 trillion FY2021 Appropriations package and the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020 (H.R. 133). Congress approved the massive deal just hours later the same day.

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TFG COVID-19 Grants Tracker

Click on the icon below to link to TFG's live COVID-19 Grants Tracker which is updated weekly and includes information on competitive federal funding availble for coronavirus pandemic activities.

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US Congressional Calendar

28 June 2021

TFG 2021 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2021 Congressional Calendar with important House and Senate dates.

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2021 Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 117th Congressional session. The calendar also includes the titles of Members of Congress in Senate and House leadership for the 117th Congress. Read more to view and download the calendar. 

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28 June 2021

TFG Principal David Hoover Participates in Utilities Technology Council Broadband Workshop

Experts discuss new opportunities for the broadband sector in the American Jobs Plan infrastructure package.

On June 24, The Ferguson Group (TFG) Principal David Hoover shared his decades of telecommunications policy expertise as a panelist  on the “The New Broadband Deal: How the Biden Infrastructure Plan Empowers Utilities to Bridge the Digital Divide” panel discussion.

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