To be the trusted leader and resource for Federal Programs that support each student’s success.
NAFEPA members across the nation continue their involvement with the implementation of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The latest reauthorization, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was passed by the U. S. Congress in 2015 and signed into law by President Obama. NAFEPA supports the various aspects of the law and will strive to provide support to federal education program administrators in implementing the law to make sure we support each student’s success. NAFEPA members continue to work with the U. S. Department of Education in regard to implementation and they provide important information about their successes with improving teacher quality and the academic performance of students.
The National Association of Federal Education Programs (NAFEPA) is a support organization for educators who work with federally funded programs in their local school districts and in their states. The non-profit organization has been in existence since 1974 and presently has more than 3,000 members from across the nation. An annual conference is held once a year in Washington DC so that members can hear from leaders in the field of education as well as staff members from the U. S. Department of Education.
The vision of NAFEPA is “Supporting leadership and management of federal education in America’s schools.”
NAFEPA is governed by officers who are elected by the membership and Board of Directors. The NAFEPA Board consists of representatives appointed by the state organizations or elected by groups of members in state with no state organization. Each state with five current members has a representative on the Board, but states with more than 100 members have two representatives. The NAFEPA organization is a 501(C6) and has established bylaws and procedures for effective and productive management.
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 discussion boards, and attending our conferences.
NAFEPA’s purposes are as follows:
- To enhance the effectiveness of educators by facilitating communications and providing a forum to disseminate pertinent information that encourages members to discuss and take action on matters of common concern.
- To inform and educate members of NAFEPA concerning the implementation and evaluation of federal and state education programs.
- To provide members and state affiliates with professional development and aid in the development and dissemination of effective and efficient federal and state education programs.