The Ferguson Group, LLC

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., The Ferguson Group L.L.C. specializes in representing local governments before Congress and the Administration. We pride ourselves on our ability to serve public sector clients of all sizes, enabling us to remain among the top independent lobbying firms in Washington. We specialize in securing policy and regulatory changes, federal funding, grants, and authorizations for cities, counties, towns, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, private companies, and national associations.  We play a leadership role in helping both the Administration and Congress understand how changes in Washington affect local agencies so our clients can build stronger communities for this generation and the next.

For more than 30 years, TFG has been the preeminent provider of federal advocacy services to public agencies and private companies seeking to advance or protect their interests in Washington, D.C.’s complex legislative and regulatory arenas.

Our depth of expertise, commitment and effectiveness are reflected in a proven track record of delivering measurable results for our clients in federal funding, authorizations, policy, and regulatory decision-making processes. Our knowledge of both Congress and the Administration provides our clients with a unique strategic advantage that puts them in the best position for success. TFG clients do not just participate in the federal process ... they lead and shape federal policies and funding opportunities in ways that consistently make a significant difference to those in the communities they serve.


We teach our clients to be their own best advocates by helping them develop and deliver the right message to the right people at the right time.


Our work on projects and issues starts from the ground up and includes strategic planning, environmental, and administrative consulting services.

Federal Funding

TFG helps our clients in every aspect of securing federal funding, from the budget process to project authorization and final appropriation.


TFG grant specialists help communities identify grants, draft and review grant applications, and secure political and community support .


TFG clients help shape and influence major federal legislation to create opportunities and defend against potential threats in order to strengthen their communities.


We help our clients stay informed and engaged in federal administrative regulatory policy decisions that impact local governments.

About Us

Learn more about TFG's history and unique approach to representing local communities in Washington, D.C.

Meet Us

TFG's staff is made up of individuals with decades of experience working on and off Capitol Hill on behalf of local governments.


The Week in Appropriations - July 24, 2017

By Zach Israel | July 24

The FY 2018 appropriations process continued to move last week and was the center of most activity on the Hill.  Even more action is expected this week. Last week, the House Appropriations Committee approved and reported the rest of its twelve appropriations bills and is planning to roll four of these bills into a “minibus” package that will be considered on the floor this week. The minibus package includes: Defense, Military Construction-VA, Energy and Water Development, and Legislative Branch. H.R. 3219, the Defense appropriations bill, will be used as the legislative vehicle for the package.


On the Senate side, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved two more bills last week including Agriculture and Energy and Water Development. Three more bills are scheduled to be considered this week by the panel including Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD), Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS), and Legislative Branch.


EPA Announces 12 Applicants for FY 2017 WIFIA

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017
By Heidi Schott | 0 Comments

EPA Announces 12 Applicants for FY 2017 WIFIA

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officially announced the projects selected to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. WIFIA provides low-cost supplemental loans for regionally and nationally significant projects investing in water infrastructure including wastewater, drinking water, stormwater, and water recycling.

Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda Issued by the Trump Administration (Post #5)

Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
By Stephanie Missert | 0 Comments

Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda Issued by the Trump Administration (Post #5)
Since our last post on March 1, President Trump has issued 15 more Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda. Click the link below for summaries of each action.

New Poll Finds Trump Skinny Budget Cuts Unpopular With Public

Posted on Monday, March 27, 2017
By Zach Israel | 0 Comments

New Poll Finds Trump Skinny Budget Cuts Unpopular With Public

So far, the public likes only the plus side of President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released on March 24.