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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.

PORTLAND, OR. — 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.

“Over the past year, local governments have had the opportunity to boost investments in priority projects with federal emergency resources targeting COVID-19 pandemic relief and recovery, but it’s only temporary,” said TFG CEO, Roger Gwinn. “Although critical, this money is limited in scope and will soon run out. Communities need sustainable funding sources for major long-term projects. That’s where we come in.”

TFG, a leading lobbying and consulting firm, has specialized in securing federal funding for government, public agency, private industry, and special district interests in Washington, DC since 1982. Importantly, TFG staff have deep legislative and regulatory expertise in several Administration and congressional priorities such as infrastructure, disaster recovery, and broadband. For example, the firm was a key architect of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) of 2014, a federal credit program administered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a wide range of water and wastewater infrastructure projects.

The firm’s success on behalf of its clients is in part due to the staff’s wealth of experience with individuals joining the firm from the US Senate and House of Representatives, the Department of Interior, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Department of Transportation, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), among others.


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What:     Winning Federal Grants: Steps to Success

Who:      Jennifer Imo, Managing Partner of Client Services

                Heidi Schott, Director of Grant Services

Where:  ICMA 2021 Annual Conference, Portland, OR. (in-person and online)

When:   Saturday, October 2, 2021; 8:00AM PST

Register: ICMA 2021 Annual Conference


What:     Demystifying Earmarks: Secure Federal Grant Funding for Your Community

Who:      Roger Gwinn, CEO

Jennifer Imo, Managing Partner of Client Services

Where:  ICMA 2021 Annual Conference, Portland, OR. (in-person and online)

When:   Sunday, October 3, 2021; 8:00AM PST

Register: ICMA 2021 Annual Conference


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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. 

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