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Elizabeth Vela

Grants Analyst

Elizabeth Vela

Grants Analyst

"I enjoy helping organizations and communities creatively meet the needs of their constituencies."

Elizabeth (Liz) Vela is a Grants Analyst at TFG. Liz has worked in public and nonprofit organizations since 1998, performing needs assessments, grant writing, research, and policy analysis. She started her career in San Franscisco following graduation from Boston University (BA – Political Science) where she worked in nonprofit administration with the Foundation Center and community-based groups. She then obtained her MPAff from The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at UT Austin in 2000, where she focused on health and social policy and has lived and worked in Austin, Texas since that time. She spent six years working in county government as a planner for Travis County’s Health and Human Services Department where she developed data products and participated in and led community planning for the department. While there, she also worked with community organizations funded by the County. She then spent six years working for the State of Texas focusing on health and human services policy research and federal funding compliance and reporting. For the last several years, she has managed large federal funding proposals, needs assessments, and philanthropic grant writing and reporting for community-based organizations, universities and Federally Qualified Health Centers, mostly in the areas of health care workforce development, affordable housing, and access to healthcare.


US Congressional Calendar

14 December 2022

TFG Presents 2023 Congressional Calendar

The Ferguson Group (TFG) compiled a 2023 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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TFG Expands Advocacy Team with New Senior Associate, Jeremiah Van Auken 9 November 2023

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Jeremiah’s federal funding experience further strengthens TFG’s legislative and advocacy services.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TFG is pleased to welcome Jeremiah Van Auken as a Senior Associate. Jeremiah will play a pivotal part in advancing the appropriations and legislative initiatives of TFG’s clients.

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