NAFIS Spring 2018 Conference

Strategy for Success

Unite - Focus - Engage




March 18-21, 2018

Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001



National Association of Federally Impacted Schools

 444 North Capitol St., NW, Suite 419 | Washington, DC 20001 | (p)202-624-5455 |



Please join us as the NAFIS Family gathers for the 2018 NAFIS Spring Conference, Strategy for Success:  Unite – Focus – Engage.   The 2018 Spring Conference theme exemplifies the NAFIS Family – uniting our diverse community, focusing on Impact Aid and engaging in advocacy to support students.  Our future success is dependent on these three core attributes of the NAFIS Family. 

The Spring Conference will be held at an important moment in the legislative cycle, and attendees will be engaged in important advocacy work.  We will pro-actively advocate for Impact Aid and infrastructure funding, and fight off efforts to turn Impact Aid into a voucher.  To succeed, we will need the entire NAFIS Family united, focused and engaged.

President Trump’s FY 19 budget request will have been released in February, budget and appropriations committees will be gearing up for FY 19, and Dear Colleague letters will be circulating on the Hill.  NAFIS attendees will ask policymakers to demonstrate their support for Impact Aid by adding their signature to the Impact Aid letters.  An infrastructure package could be on the docket, and NAFIS members will request an infusion of construction funding for Federally Impacted school districts. Proposals to turn Impact Aid into a voucher continue to be raised.  NAFIS attendees will make it known to policy makers that turning Impact Aid into a voucher is a non-starter for the NAFIS Family. 

As always, the conference will feature high profile speakers and breakout sessions will focus on topics you can incorporate in your district when you return home. You will receive the latest updates on Impact Aid funding and payments, implementing the new Indian Policies and Procedures regulations, the Electronic Data Count pilot, and have the opportunity to meet with Department of Education staff to ask questions directly to the people who review your application.

Remember, Sunday is School Pride day.  We encourage you to show your school pride and wear your school colors, logos, and more.




Hilary Goldmann
Executive Director




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If you need to register for the NAFIS Spring 2018 Conference or have changes to an existing registration,

please contact Lynn Watkins at 202 624-5455 or [email protected] for more information.

Thank You