The Ferguson Group

Advocacy. Consulting. Grants

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 nearly 40 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

26 October 2021

TODAY: Butte County, CA to Testify on FEMA Assistance for Communities Facing Wildfires

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Butte County, CA, Casey Hatcher, will testify on the effectiveness of FEMA assistance to communities facing wildfires to the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Today, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Butte County, CA, Casey Hatcher, will testify before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on the effectiveness of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) assistance to communities facing wildfires.

20 October 2021

TODAY: Family Farm Alliance and Yuma County Agricultural Water Coalition to Testify on Colorado River Drought

Family Farm Alliance and Yuma County Agricultural Water Coalition Presidents to join water management leaders at U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Hearing on the Colorado River Drought.

Today, The Family Farm Alliance (Alliance) and Yuma County Agricultural Water Coalition (YCAWC) will testify on the Colorado River drought conditions to the U.S. House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Ocean and Wildlife.

29 September 2021

As Congressional Deadlines Loom, TFG Experts Hold Federal Grants and Earmark Workshops

The Ferguson Group will hold presentations to share best practices for securing federal grant and earmark funding at the ICMA 2021 Conference in Portland, Oregon this weekend.

As Congress stares down several key federal funding deadlines and looming debates on infrastructure, The Ferguson Group (TFG) will hold two highly interactive workshops on federal grants and earmarks at the 2021 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. Participants will learn the strategies TFG experts have perfected to secure over $890 million in federal grant funding for clients since 2015.

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”.

23 August 2021

TFG Empowers Public Entities with Series of Federal Funding Presentations

Public agency experts help local governments and special districts of all sizes access federal funding. 

 Longtime federal funding experts at The Ferguson Group (TFG) are sharing time-tested skills the firm has perfected to effectively identify and secure over $1.5 billion in federal dollars for clients since 2010 in a series of exclusive presentations. Whether clarifying critical questions related to the $350 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) State and Local Recovery Funding, demystifying earmarks (also known as “Congressionally Directed Spending” or “Community Project Funding), or securing highly competitive grant funds, TFG is using every tool at its disposal to empower local communities and build stronger communities. 

TFG Experts Compile Special Report on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act 18 August 2021

TFG Experts Compile Special Report on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

TFG outlined programs included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act critical to its clients in an exclusive Special Report.

This week, longtime infrastructure and federal funding experts at The Ferguson Group (TFG), compiled an extensive Special Report on the 2,739 page Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently passed by the United States Senate. Importantly, TFG staff members with expertise across all portfolios teamed up to highlight and interpret provisions of particular importance to clients.

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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. 

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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Lane Dickson

Lane Dickson

Principal

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