Flood Issues

Our professionals have substantive and unparalleled experience in representing clients in highly complex federal policy issues involving multiple interests, agencies, and states, which is proven in our work on the ever complicated federal flood issues. TFG is uniquely suited to assist clients to develop and implement flood management practices and infrastructure development. Specifically, TFG provides assistance and advice in developing and managing strong working relationships with federal departments and agencies involved in floodplain management issues such as the White House, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We help our clients prepare and implement federal legislative and funding strategies.

Our Expertise

  • National Flood Insurance Program
  • Federal flood risk management standard
  • Army Corps of Engineers project authorization and implementation
  • Water Resources Development Act
  • Disaster preparation and mitigation
  • Beach renourishment and shore protection

Client Successes

Florida Association of Counties

TFG assisted the Florida Association of Counties and its members counties on issues related to NFIP affordability issues and the implementation of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012 (BW-12). Our efforts included advocating for legislation to reform prescribed flood insurance rate increases under BW-12. Ultimately, Congress enacted legislation that delayed what would have been significant rate increases for residents and authorized FEMA to conduct a more thorough analysis of affordability issues related to NFIP rate increases.

Agricultural Flood Plain Management Alliance

On behalf of the Agricultural Floodplain Management Alliance (AFMA), TFG worked to advance issues in Congress and the Administration related to the negative impacts of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and federal floodplain management practices on rural communities and agricultural areas. Our work included securing congressional authorization of the Agricultural Floodplain Management Study, a national study on NFIP affordability issues in rural communities. TFG also supported AFMA in two local tours from officials from the Government Accountability Office and the Federal Emergency Management Agency on agricultural floodplain issues.

Sutter County, CA

TFG worked with Sutter County, CA, its congressional delegation, the Corps of Engineers, and the Administration to secure almost $4.2 million for the Sutter County Feasibility Study in annual appropriations bills and U.S. Corps of Engineers Work Plans. Prior to working with TFG, the amount received each year for the Feasibility Study was relatively the same amount as what was included in the President’s annual budget request. Under TFG's lead, the County received over $1.5 million in additional funding over the amount requested by the President.

Our Service Areas

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Federal Funding

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Regulatory

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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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