TFG

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 over 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 $4.7 billion in federal funding since 2015. 

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

ICMA Scholarship Named in Honor of TFG Founder, William Ferguson, Jr. 1 February 2024

ICMA Scholarship Named in Honor of TFG Founder, William Ferguson, Jr.

As TFG CEO for over 30 years, William Ferguson, Jr. launched the full tuition scholarship for ICMA members in 2011.

TFG is proud to offer a scholarship for the Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executives in Local Government Program to an ICMA member. Named in honor of TFG founder, William Ferguson, Jr., the William Ferguson, Jr. Scholarship covers the full $17,400 program fee.

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo 29 January 2024

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo

Laura brings over 15 years of operations experience to drive efficiency and streamline processes at TFG.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TFG proudly announces the appointment of Laura Cosenzo as Operations Manager, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in driving operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as documenting and streamlining processes. Laura will utilize her extensive experience to implement best practices, provide strategic leadership, and support TFG’s expanding suite of advocacy, grant, and consulting services to a rapidly growing roster of clients nationwide.

22 January 2024

Virginia Selects TFG and Sustainable Energy Advantage for Federal Funding Support Services, Clean Energy Projects

TFG and Sustainable Energy Advantage will offer expert support to advance Virginia’s clean energy goals

RICHMOND, Va. – The Commonwealth of Virginia selected TFG to provide federal funding and grant support services to all Virginia agencies, institutions of higher education, and public bodies to further clean energy, environmental, economic development, infrastructure, and other policy goals. TFG is teaming up with Sustainable Energy Advantage, a firm that has helped entities navigate policy and develop clean energy solutions for twenty-five years.

TFG Grants Invests in Data Innovation, Hires New Grants Data Analyst Zachary Hancock 12 December 2023

TFG Grants Invests in Data Innovation, Hires New Grants Data Analyst Zachary Hancock

Zachary supports TFG Grants clients with innovative data management and technology services.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The TFG Grants Team is pleased to welcome Zachary Hancock as a Grants Data Analyst. TFG created this new role to further invest in the team’s data management capacity and utilize rapidly evolving technologies such as A.I. to enhance client services.

TFG Grants Grows Team with New Grants Analyst, Elizabeth Vela 6 December 2023

TFG Grants Grows Team with New Grants Analyst, Elizabeth Vela

Elizabeth brings over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sectors to the TFG Grants team.

AUSTIN, Tx. – The TFG Grants Team is pleased to welcome Elizabeth (Liz) Vela as a Grants Analyst. Liz has over two decades of experience working in the public and nonprofit sectors. She has skills in key areas like health and human services. As a Grants Analyst she provides important client services, including client needs assessments, grant writing, research, and policy analysis.

27 November 2023

TFG Presents 2024 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2024 Congressional Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 118th congressional session. 

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US Congressional Calendar

27 November 2023

TFG Presents 2024 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2024 Congressional Calendar with session and recess dates for the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate 118th congressional session. 

Latest TFG News

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo 29 January 2024

TFG Boosts Efficiency – Hires New Operations Manager, Laura Cosenzo

Laura brings over 15 years of operations experience to drive efficiency and streamline processes at TFG.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TFG proudly announces the appointment of Laura Cosenzo as Operations Manager, a seasoned professional with over 15 years of experience in driving operational efficiency and effectiveness as well as documenting and streamlining processes. Laura will utilize her extensive experience to implement best practices, provide strategic leadership, and support TFG’s expanding suite of advocacy, grant, and consulting services to a rapidly growing roster of clients nationwide.

Meet a Team Member

Tina Dykstra

Tina Dykstra

Executive Assistant