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TFG Reports

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

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

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

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

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

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TFG Brief on Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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)

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

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.

TFG Coronavirus Updates

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.

Administration

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. 

Latest TFG News

24 August 2021

TFG To Present on Water Infrastructure Funding Opportunities in American Water Works Association Workshop

Leading minds behind WIFIA legislation, TFG to share information on WIFIA and SRF with public utilities in workshop presentation.

The Ferguson Group (TFG) Principal and Manager of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Stephanie Missert, will join the American Water Works Association (AWWA) tomorrow, Wednesday, August 25th at 1:25 – 2:25 P.M. ET to virtually present “How States Make SRF and WIFIA Work”.

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