The Ferguson Group

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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 $1.5 billion 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.

Services & Issue Areas of Expertise

Transportation

Transportation

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Broadband & Telecommunications

Broadband & Telecommunications

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Economic & Community Development/Housing

Economic & Community Development/Housing

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Environment & Sustainability

Environment & Sustainability

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Health Care & Social Services

Health Care & Social Services

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Public Safety

Public Safety

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Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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Flood Issues

Flood Issues

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Water Resources

Water Resources

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News and Alerts

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.

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. 

17 June 2021

TFG Closed Friday to Observe Juneteenth Holiday

The Ferguson Group (TFG) will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of Juneteenth.

Today, President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act (S.475) establishing Juneteenth, which is celebrated on June 19th annually, as a national holiday. Because Juneteenth falls on a weekend, The Ferguson Group (TFG) will join federal offices and close on Friday, June 18th in observance of the holiday. We will resume normal operations on Monday, June 21st.

21 May 2021

TFG Principal David Hoover Participates in Broadband Funding Webinar

This week, The Ferguson Group Principal David Hoover brought his over twenty years of broadband experience to a May 18 panel hosted by the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative titled “Federal, State, and Local Broadband Funding Update.” The discussion focused on broadband funding provisions in the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which Congress passed in December 2020. Panelists covered programs such as the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Broadband Infrastructure Deployment, Tribal Broadband Connectivity, and Connecting Minority Communities grant programs, and guidance released in the U.S. Treasury Department’s Interim Final Rule for State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds regarding uses of funding for broadband projects. A recording of the webinar is available here

17 February 2021

Lane Dickson, Former Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Staff, to Join TFG

The Ferguson Group (TFG), a leading lobbying firm representing local government, public agency, private industry, and special district interests in Washington, D.C., is pleased to announce that Lane H. Dickson will be joining TFG as a Principal on March 2. 

12 February 2021

BOR Awards WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Grants

TFG assisted three of the winning projects.

On February 11, 2021, the Bureau of Reclamation announced FY 2021 WaterSMART Drought Resiliency Grant program awards. The Bureau selected 18 projects which intend to help communities in the western United States prepare to and respond to drought. Selected projects also support President Biden’s Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, and focus on increasing reliability of water supplies, improved water management, and providing benefits to fish and wildlife.

In total, the Bureau awarded $15.4 million across seven states. TFG assisted with three of the winning projects, helping clients to secure $2,550,000.  

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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

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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