National Association of Federal Education
Program Administrators

Supporting leadership and management of federal education programs in America's schools

Welcome to NAFEPA

NAFEPA has a rich history of advocating for federal education programs in support of America's youth.  Additionally, NAFEPA provides support  for America's educators working hard to maximize the return on investment of federal dollars allocated for education.  We invite you to learn more about NAFEPA, and to get involved in our NAFEPA community by participating in our webinars and attending our conferences.

View more

Current Updates:

President's Message

Welcome to the NAFEPA website! I am honored to currently serve the NAFEPA organization as President. Whether you are new to the organization or have been a member for a while, please take a moment to look around on our site.

Keep visiting our site so you can be one of the first to register for the 2017 NAFEPA Conference scheduled for March 19-21, 2018 in Washington DC. The theme for the conference is Guide Their Journey...The Challenge of Student Success a
nd we will be at the historical Omni Shoreham Hotel. Come help us celebrate and expand your leadership in federal program administration with our renowned guest speakers, USDE staff, and NAFEPA members from across the nation. Pre-Conference Sessions on Sunday, March 18, 2018.  As always it will be exciting to be in the heart of our nation’s capital.

NAFEPA has members throughout the nation and United States territories. During the past ten years we have grown from 300 members to over 3,000 members. I believe that this speaks volumes about the services that we provide to members and the professional level of our conference. We would love to know how we can help you.

On behalf of NAFEPA, thank you for visiting our website. I look forward to meeting you or hearing from you.

Dr. Denise P. Ling, NAFEPA President

NAFEPA Scholarships

The National Association of Federal Education Program Administrators (NAFEPA) offers four scholarships annually.  The scholarships are named in honor of Iva McCants, Stanley McFarland, John Pfaff and Elizabeth Pinkerton.  All of these individuals contributed their time and talents to move NAFEPA forward as a professional organization. Please click here to learn more about the individual scholarships.

Students must be nominated from a state that has a representative on the NAFEPA Board of Directors.  Please click here for the list of current NAFEPA state representatives.

Students interested in being nominated for one of the scholarships must contact the state representative on the NAFEPA Board of Directors to get the criteria and process for their state nomination to the national scholarship committee. The state representative will be able to provide the student with information including process and time lines.

Completed scholarship application packets must be submitted to the state representative. Scholarship applications sent directly to the NAFEPA national office from individual students will not be eligible.

Member Benefits

- on the first Wednesday of each month the NAFEPA Connection newsletter by national policy experts David Deschryver and Doug Mesecar is provided to all members with 3-4 short articles focused on federal education grant administration issues, the new reauthorization of the ESEA - the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as other national policy trends and relevant federal regulatory and funding updates;

- on the third Wednesday of each month a short NAFEPA Connection video featuring David and Doug is provided to all members discussing the same types of federal and national topics as the newsletter.



NAFEPA Conference

Next annual NAFEPA Spring Conference:

Guide Their Journey...The Challenge of Student Success"
March 19-21, 2018

Pre-Conference...March 18, 2018

Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.

View Details

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor
at the next annual NAFEPA Spring Conference:

March 19-21, 2018

Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.

View Details

Become a Member

Join or renew your NAFEPA subscription today and gain access to the latest up-to-the-minute information on federal legislation and issues.

Join Now

Spring Forum 2018

Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC
 Spring 2018 Forum

“The Yin and Yang of Federal Grants Management: How to Handle
More (Responsibilities) with Less (Dollars)”

May 9 – 11, 2018
The Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

View Details

New Forum

Federal Grants Forum

Uniform Grant Guidance has changed the game – from applying for grants to managing funding and beyond.

View Details

Outreach & Advocacy

Talking Points


Contact Us

P.O. Box 880
Jacksonville,  AL  36265

Professional Development

© 2017 NAFEPA. All Rights Reserved. Website maintained by Escudero Web Services