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

18 June 2024

Meet Our Summer Interns!

TFG welcomes the Summer 2024 Advocacy, Grants, and Communications intern class.
A Tribute to William Ferguson, Jr., TFG Founder 29 May 2024

A Tribute to William Ferguson, Jr., TFG Founder

Bill had an enormous impact on the people and communities he served throughout his life and career

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Ferguson, Jr., the visionary founder, chairman, and former CEO of TFG. Bill has left a legacy of unwavering commitment to build stronger and more vibrant communities across the nation.

TFG Welcomes Marcusleen Jones as Controller 7 May 2024

TFG Welcomes Marcusleen Jones as Controller

Marcusleen previously served as TFG Staff Accountant in 2007-2010 and returns as Controller.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – TFG is pleased to welcome Marcusleen Jones back to the firm as Controller. Marcusleen previously served as TFG Staff Accountant from 2007 until 2010. Marcusleen joins the firm with decades of accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant with the Virginia State Board of Accountancy. She will serve in a pivotal role in ensuring TFG financials and client operations continue to run efficiently.

Jay De La Rosa Joins TFG Grants Team as Grants Specialist 2 May 2024

Jay De La Rosa Joins TFG Grants Team as Grants Specialist

Jay further enhances TFG Grants’ innovation initiatives with extensive technical and programming experience

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – The TFG Grants Division is pleased to welcome Jay De La Rosa as Grants Specialist. He brings extensive experience utilizing innovative technologies and programming solutions to support cities, counties, and states across the country to effectively manage grant portfolios.

TFG Grants Welcomes Chris Wagoner as Grants Specialist 1 May 2024

TFG Grants Welcomes Chris Wagoner as Grants Specialist

Chris brings decades of experience in the public sector and disaster mitigation and response to TFG Grants.

CHICO, CALIF. – The TFG Grants Division is pleased to welcome Chris Wagoner as Grants Specialist. Chris previously worked alongside the firm as a member of the TFG Grants Consultant Network, and the firm is pleased to transition Chris into a full-time position at the firm. Chris brings a wealth of experience having served in the United States Air Force, in academia as a lecturer in History and Political Science at California State University, Chico, and in the public sector in disaster mitigation and response.

1 April 2024

TFG Ranked Among 2023 Highest Performing Lobbying Firms

BGOV rated TFG as one of the highest performing and standout lobbying firms in 2023.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the third consecutive year, Bloomberg Government (BGOV) has ranked TFG among the highest performing lobbying firms in 2023.

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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

A Tribute to William Ferguson, Jr., TFG Founder 29 May 2024

A Tribute to William Ferguson, Jr., TFG Founder

Bill had an enormous impact on the people and communities he served throughout his life and career

WASHINGTON, D.C. – It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of William (Bill) Ferguson, Jr., the visionary founder, chairman, and former CEO of TFG. Bill has left a legacy of unwavering commitment to build stronger and more vibrant communities across the nation.

Meet a Team Member

David Hoover

David Hoover

Principal