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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.

Advocacy

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.

Consulting

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.

Grants

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

Legislative

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

Regulatory

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

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

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

NEWS AND ALERTS

Press Release: The Ferguson Group Hires Energy and Public Power Expert, Lori J. Pickford

By Kristi More | January 11

The Ferguson Group is proud to announce that energy expert Lori J. Pickford has joined TFG as a Principal.

Press Release: The Ferguson Group Announces Staff Changes

By Kristi More | September 14

The Ferguson Group is pleased to announce that Mark Limbaugh will serve the firm as President and Aindriu Colgan has joined the TFG team. 

Loudoun Supervisors Approve Federal Agenda

By Renns Greene of Loudoun Now

| July 13

The Loudoun County, VA Board of Supervisors approved its federal agenda for the upcoming year and sets priorities for federal legislative, regulatory, and grant priorities.

TFG BLOG

DOT Releases BUILD BCA Guidance

Posted on Thursday, June 14, 2018
By Mike Miller | 0 Comments

The US Department of Transportation released a guidance document on completing a benefit-cost analysis (BCA) associated with BUILD grant applications.  The PDF document is here.

 

DOT notes the information provided in applicant BCAs will be used to help ensure that the available funding under the programs is devoted to projects that provide substantial economic benefits to users and the nation as a whole, relative to the resources required to implement those projects. DOT staff has noted in application debriefs that applicants should utilize BCA information within the application narrative to strengthen the case for the project rather keep the BCA and the narrative separate.

BUILD DOT Webinars

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2018
By Mike Miller | 0 Comments

For 2018 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) is offering a series of special topic webinars that delve into various aspects of the BUILD application process. These webinars are recorded and are a resource for anyone considering applying to BUILD this year or those preparing a BUILD application, as the webinars come from the funding source and share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants.  The webinars are here.

On June 5 the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Appropriations Subcommittee (THUD) approved its FY2019 appropriations bill including funding for transportation infrastructure development.

 

The bill provides $71.4 billion in discretionary spending for DOT, Housing & Urban Development, and other agencies.  Funding for the entire bill is $1.1 billion above FY2018 enacted levels. The bill will go to the full Senate Appropriations Committee on June 8.