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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.

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Upcoming Webinar: Get Ready for BUILD Grants

Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019
By Gabrielle Bronstein | 0 Comments

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is gearing up to release the FY 2019 solicitation for the highly competitive Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) discretionary grant program. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve and begin preparing your project!

 

In order to help you get ready, TFG is partnering with eCivis to offer a free one-hour webinar on the upcoming BUILD program that will feature TFG Senior Advisor Robert Mariner. Robert wrote the book on BUILD….literally! In 2009, Robert directed the development of the then-TIGER grant program and served as the program director for nearly ten years. Robert has over 20 years of transportation experience, most recently serving as the Deputy Director of the Office of Infrastructure Finance and Innovation DOT.

 

The BUILD discretionary grant program funds road, rail, transit, and port projects across the country. In the last round of BUILD, DOT awarded 91 capital projects across 49 states and the District of Columbia. Of those 91 projects, 62 awards went to rural projects and 29 awards went to urban projects. Awards in the next round of BUILD are expected to be split 50% rural/50% urban. The application period will be 90 days.

 

Don’t miss this great opportunity to gain insight into grant eligibility requirements, the selection criteria that DOT will likely use to evaluate project proposals, and offer helpful hints on how to get ready now and prepare a winning grant application.

 

Join us on April 4, 2019 at 2pm EST to best position your project for success! Click here to register now.

On February 28, 2019, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) sent a letter to her House colleagues announcing that earmarks, or Congressionally-directed spending, will not be utilized in the FY 2020 Appropriations process. Additionally, the Committee announced FY 2020 subcommittee deadlines for members of Congress to submit FY20 Appropriations and/or Programmatic requests between March 28--April 4, 2019.
On February 21, 2019, the Treasury Department’s Office of Economic Policy published in the Federal Register its Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) to invite applications from State and local governments for awards under the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act (SIPPRA), which was signed into law on February 9, 2018.