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.

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President's Message

Welcome to NAFEPA. Our mission is to support the leadership and management of federal education in America’s schools.  To be the trusted leader and resource for Federal Programs that support each student’s success is our vision. It is my privilege to serve as NAFEPA President as we prepare to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities that lay ahead. 

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) has provided many opportunities for flexibility in the implementation of federal programs.  NAFEPA provides support to our 3,000+ members through The Connection newsletter, videos, conference and member’s benefits through our NAFEPA partners in an effort to maximize and strengthen the impact of federal programming in districts across America. 

Thank you on behalf of NAFEPA for visiting our website.  I look forward to hearing from you or better yet seeing you at our spring conference in March.


Kimberly Glass
NAFEPA President

NAFEPA 2022 Scholarship Recipients 

  • Iva McCants Scholarship - Emma Schultz (MI)
  • Stanley McFarland Scholarship - Eileena Mathews (DE)
  • John Pfaff Scholarship (Education) – Hope Crosby (SC)
  • Elizabeth Pinkerton Scholarship (Education) – Chloe Chambers                                                                                                          (OH)

2023 Scholarship Information

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 latest information on 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.

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Important Message

From our Partners,                        Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC

As COVID-19 continues to shut down education agencies and institutions, there are many questions regarding the continued impact these closures have on federal program implementation. In these uncertain times, Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is here to answer your tough questions on federal grants management and programmatic compliance. With the increased focus on social distancing, long distance learning can still provide much needed information and professional development. As such, in lieu of our annual Spring Forum, our firm is scheduling a series of virtual trainings to cover these and many other issues regarding your federal programs.

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Jacksonville,  AL  36265

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