National Association of Federal Education
Program Administrators

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

Monday, March 15 - Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Virtual Conference & Workshops

The NAFEPA Board of Directors has developed an impressive program to provide critical training on an array of important and timely topics presented by a remarkable lineup of speakers from across the nation.
Join us virtually and get the most up-to-date information to help you provide the best education to your students and better fulfill your job requirements as administrators of federal education programs. Enjoy opportunities that will assist you in leading during this exciting time in education as we are: Delivering on the Promise...Closing the Gap.

Information at a Glance:


Conference Registration

Conference Cost:

Early Bird Registration
Register by February 1, 2021 (Midnight Eastern Time)

$545.00           Early Bird Member Registration (You must log in to register)
Early Bird Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Register AFTER February 1, 2021:

$645.00           Regular Member Registration (You must log in to register)
$745.00           Regular Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Register AFTER March 1, 2021:

$745.00           Late Member Registration (You must log in to register)
$845.00           Late Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Should you require a Purchase Order, please contact Bobby Burns at Please submit payment within 30 days of registering.

Optional Pre-Conference Sessions are $125.00 each.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Payment is due at the time of your registration and must be paid in full by February 22, 2021.
  • Registrations may be transferred to another attendee if the registered attendee must cancel.
  • You may cancel your registration by February 1, 2021 with no cancellation fee.
  • After February 1, 2021, a $75 cancellation fee will be charged (payable whether or not your registration fees have been paid or you attend).
  • Cancellations must be requested in writing.
  • Cancellations after February 22, 2021 will be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Membership fee is non-refundable.

Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)

SESSION A: New Directors
Facilitators: Celeste Merriweather and Leticia Roman

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Cost: $125.00

Learn the most essential information about how to successfully lead federal programs in your school district from two people who have “been there”.  Meet colleagues who are new to the role of a federal program administrator and establish a valuable network of support that is essential to fulfilling your new role through NAFEPA. During this workshop you will learn more regarding Accountability systems, data management and organizational tips, federal parental involvement requirements, as well as additional ways to not just survive but thrive in your new role as a federal program administrator!


SESSION B: Not So New Directors
Facilitators: Denise Ling

Thursday, March 4, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Cost: $125.00

Join this personalized learning opportunity to acquire information focused on what you want to know about most. After registering you will be asked to provide information about what topics regarding federal programs administration you want this session to address. Be ready to interact, collaborate, and learn.


Facilitator: Steve Spillan, Brustein and Manasevit Law Firm

Tuesday, March 9, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Cost: $125.00

This session will focus on the recent updates to the Uniform Grant Guidance (as adopted by the Education Department General Administrative Regulations) that went into effect on November 12, 2020, which will be applicable to State-administered programs on July 1, 2021. This includes changes to allowability, closeout requirements, procurement, and subrecipient monitoring. This will also include likely updates to the internal policies and procedures that all non-federal entities must maintain. Attendees will also be afforded the opportunity to ask questions on federal grants management.


SESSION D: Developing a Comprehensive Needs Assessment
Facilitators: Lesli Laughter

Thursday, March 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Eastern Time
Cost: $125.00

Schools have conducted needs assessments for years. So, why offer another session on developing one? Two reasons: ESSA and COVID. ESSA’s flexibility brings added responsibility for LEAs, including responding to a range of needs assessment requirements which can differ by federal program. Come identify how you can be sure your needs assessment is comprehensive, meeting all requirements for each applicable federal program. The second reason for this session is because of COVID-19. Never have educators felt more urgency and concern about student learning than now. Are the systems and strategies schools depend on still effective? The CNA process helps educators successfully identify, understand, and better address challenges and learning gaps. We must conduct the CNA with a fresh, robust approach if we are ever to fully understand how the newly added pieces of our complex educational system can effectively interact. Are you ready to explore a CNA process that works with state planning requirements and/or templates? Come discover how to use your “2020 hindsight” to make 21-22 the best school year yet.

Disclaimer: You may recognize Lesli as someone associated with one of our exhibitors. However, this session is solely based upon former attendees request and her 30+ years of assessing school progress through data analysis and needs assessments. It is not a sales presentation. All tips, tools and content presented can be used in any school.

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