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.

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.

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.

TFG Builds Expert Staff, Enhances Client Services

Chris Cummins, Alexandra Yiannoutsos, and Sarah Hofman-Graham join The Ferguson Group, expanding TFG’s Legislative, Communications, and Grants services.

The Ferguson Group (TFG), a leading lobbyingand consulting firmrepresenting local government, public agency,private industry,andspecial districtinterestsin Washington, DC, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of a new Legislative and Policy Director, Chris Cummins,Communications Director, Alexandra Yiannoutsos, andGrantsAnalyst, Sarah Hofman-Graham.

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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Grant Due: FY 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program

Grant Due: FY 2021 Passenger Ferry Grant Program

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program supports capital projects to improve existing passenger ferry services; establish new ferry services; and repair and modernize ferry boats, terminals, an related facilities and equipment. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Publicly owned operators of public transportation with populations of 200,000 or more, states or regional authorities, and direct and eligible recipients of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTAs) Urbanized Area Formula Grants

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 5, 2021

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Grant Due: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks

Grant Due: FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks

WHAT DOES IT FUND? Under this program, Research and Communities of Practice awards will fund data, tools, and institutional capacity for evaluating and scaling evidence-based economic development efforts and for creating Communities of Practice to connect and provide technical assistance to existing EDA grantees. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? States, units of local government, Native American tribal governments, institutions of higher education, and nonprofit organizations

WHEN'S IT DUE? October 31, 2021

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Webinar: Leveraging Underutilized 12 GHz Airwaves for 5G Competition and Digital Equity

Webinar: Leveraging Underutilized 12 GHz Airwaves for 5G Competition and Digital Equity

New America

November 2, 12:00 - 1:00 PM ET

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Webinar: Digital Payments have Accelerated- Learn More About Constituent Payment Preferences

Webinar: Digital Payments have Accelerated- Learn More About Constituent Payment Preferences

GovTech

November 4, 2:00 PM ET

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Grant Due: FY 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates Program

Grant Due: FY 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) School Bus Rebates Program 

WHAT DOES IT FUND? This program offers rebates for retrofits or replacements of school buses to reduce harmful emissions from older, dirtier, diesel vehicles. New buses are expected to reduce pollution by over 90 percent compared to older diesel buses and may use the following fuel types: diesel or gasoline, propane, natural gas, or battery or hydrogen electric. Click here for more information.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE? Regional, state, or tribal agencies that have jurisdiction over transportation and air quality, including school districts and municipalities, and private entities that operate school buses under contacts with the types of entities listed above

WHEN'S IT DUE? November 5, 2021

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US Congressional Calendar

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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

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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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Sarah Hofman-Graham

Sarah Hofman-Graham

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