National Association of Federal Education
Program Administrators

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

Monday, March 27 - Wednesday, March 29, 2023
(Pre-Conference Sessions on Sunday, March 26, 2022)

at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington DC.

2023 NAFEPA Conference Details & Information

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 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 provide:

Empowering Learning for Life

Information at a Glance:


Conference Cost & Registration

Conference Cost:

Please use the conference participant's Name and Email Address when signing up. The email will be used before, during, and after for conference communications.

Early Bird Registration
Register by February 1, 2023 (Midnight Eastern Time)

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

Regular Registration
Register AFTER February 1, 2023:

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

Late Registration
Register AFTER March 1, 2023:

$845.00           Late Member Registration (You must log in to register)
$945.00           Late Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 Year Membership)

Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)
View details for each Pre-Session below.

$125.00           Each Pre-Conference Session

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • Payment is due at the time of your registration and must be paid in full by February 17, 2023.
  • Registrations may be transferred to another attendee if the registered attendee must cancel.
  • You may cancel your registration by January 1, 2023, with no cancellation fee.
  • After January 1, 2023, 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 17, 2023, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Membership fee is non-refundable.


Virtual Pre-Conference Session (Optional)

Only Virtual Session:

Monday, MARCH 20, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: $125.00

SESSION A: The Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)…King of Everything
Facilitators: Leslie Laughter

Schools have conducted needs assessments for years, right? So, why have another session on the CNA? The greater flexibility offered by ESSA brings added responsibility for LEAs. What does that mean for needs assessment processes and content? What makes it “comprehensive?” In many ways, the success of programs such as Title I and Title IV (among others) greatly depend on the depth and quality of the needs assessment. Are your schools doing the same old thing or have they discovered the secrets of utilizing the needs assessment as the springboard for closing gaps? Come build on what you already know and discover the components of a great CNA.

On-Site Pre-Conference Sessions (Optional)

On-Site Conference Check-In:

Sunday, MARCH 26, 2023
8:30 am – 3:45 pm

Choose One AM Session:
AM SESSIONS (Optional)

Sunday MARCH 26, 2023
8:30 am - 11:00 am
Cost: $125.00

SESSION B: Welcome to the World of Federal Education Programming!
A workshop for first time federal program administrators

Facilitators: Celeste Merriweather and Leticia Roman

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 C: Not So New Directors
Facilitators: Kimberly Glass

This session is designed for the experienced federal programs administrator still striving for continuous improvement and professional growth. We will focus on strategic actions that can make us more effective and efficient while administering the programs that support the schools, staff, and students of our districts and states.


Only PM Option:
PM SESSION (Optional)

Sunday MARCH 26, 2023
1:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Cost: $125.00

SESSION D: Federal Updates
Facilitator: Steve Spillan

This will also include 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.

Hotel Room Reservations:

2500 Calvert Street NW (at Connecticut Ave.)
Washington, D.C.
(202) 234-0700

For Hotel Room Reservations at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, either:

Call (202) 234-0700


Click here to book online.

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