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As President of three major research universities, I relied heavily on The National Group to advance our goals in Washington. In my mind, there is nobody better in Washington for university representation... 
- David Schmidly, former President, Texas Tech University, Oklahoma State University, University of New Mexico
Higher Education


For nearly 30 years, The National Group’s partners have represented dozens of colleges and universities, large and small, from every part of the country. Whether representing community colleges, liberal arts colleges, land grant or other major research universities, The National Group has been one of the most effective advocates in Washington for policy and funding decisions affecting higher learning; for individual institutions or for higher education as a whole.

TNG's Education Team is headed by Vince Versage, who helped develop and run the university and college practice at the Washington lobbying firm which pioneered the federal earmark practice for institutions of Higher Education.

We have represented dozens of individual colleges and universities, both public and private, securing hundreds of millions of dollars for graduate and undergraduate level research, equipment, technology, classroom and lab renovations, curriculum development, program support, alternative fuel vehicles and even infrastructure improvements like roads, bike lanes and pedestrian safety measures in public areas near campus.

The National Group devises comprehensive and winning strategies for our clients that enable them to secure significant federal funding both through the federal grant process as well as through the annual congressional budget process. We assist in establishing long-term research partnerships with federal agencies like the Departments of Defense, Energy, Agriculture, NSF and NASA, as well as partnerships with companies and non-profit organizations to further our clients’ educational missions.

In addition, we are experienced and effective advocates for higher education, as a whole, working with national organizations to affect legislation such as the Higher Ed Reauthorization, Tax Reform and Job Training bills that affect funding levels, priorities and other matters or importance.

When it comes to providing counsel and lobbying services to advance the cause of higher education in Washington, The National Group is second to none.


K-12 Education


Working with colleges, universities, museums and other organizations across the country, The National Group has provided strategic advice and lobbying services that have resulted in funding for dozens of K-12 math and science programs.

We are expert in helping our clients craft well-constructed project requests that perfectly mesh with the priorities of the Department of Education, NSF, NASA and other federal agencies that provide such funding for STEM, teacher training and other important programs. We have also helped our clients to establish relationships with local school districts that have allowed them to receive significant federal funding to provide those schools with first rate teacher training services.

The National Group have also been effective advocates for protecting program funding levels in the periodic reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and other legislation of importance to K-12 education.

Clients Represented:


  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • University of Hawaii
  • Texas Tech University
  • University of New Mexico
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Boston University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Ithaca College
  • Canisius College
  • Nazareth College
  • Tulsa Community College
  • Manhattan College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Boston College
  • Purdue University
  • University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Dubuque
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • American Film Institute/Los Angeles School District
  • Adler Planetarium/Chicago Public Schools





Accomplishments


  • When NASA cancelled the space shuttle launch designated to bring the multi-billion dollar Alpha Magn...
  • Electric Boat/General Dynamics received full funding for its U.S. Navy New Attack Submarine program...
  • California Science Center in Los Angeles won a national competition to permanently display retired N...
  • To facilitate the transfer of certain satellite operations to Arizona State University, TNG lobbied ...
  • For over ten years, TNG has represented Boeing in its work with the International Space Station, new...
  • Philadelphia University has received $12 million in Department of Commerce and $10 million in DOD fu...
  • Stanford University has employed TNG to restore funding for both the Gravity Probe B mission, launch...
  • $29 million in federal R&D funding secured for Infotonics Technology Center, a NY State Center o...
  • Texas Tech University received more than $60 million in research and infrastructure....
  • American Film Institute received funding through the Department of Education for a national literacy...
  • With the assistance of The National Group, University of Hawai'i Cancer Center has received a $3 mil...
  • When Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan) wanted a better understanding of the direction of US Civil Space...
  • United Space Alliance used TNG’s partners to develop the plan and strategy for convincing Congress t...
  • Researchers at National Jewish Health will seek to understand why warfighters deployed toSouthw...
  • TNG successfully lobbied for implementation of a plan for Silicon Graphics to put their high perform...
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California received $6 million in Department of Defense fu...
  • RIT’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship awarded $1.5 million from EDA for renovation to help refurbi...
  • TNG client Boeing Corp received full funding of C-17 Cargo Aircraft....
  • Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program fully funded FY09-13....
  • Rochester Institute of Technology has received more than $75 million in research and infrastructure ...
  • California Science Center received $20 million in U.S. Department of Transportation funding for cons...
  • When General Dynamics reentered the NASA marketplace with their Space Systems Ground Segment award i...
  • RIT'S Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies received a $2.1 million contract to continue its w...
  • TNG represented Alenia Spazio at a time when they contributed more than half of the hardware now on ...
  • National Jewish Medical Center (Denver) has received $10 million in Department of Defense funding fo...
  • Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Garden District Commission received $10 million in HUD f...
  • More than $100 million in research and infrastructure funding secured for the University of Hawaii S...
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