Todd Wells

Dave Stamey

Cory Bythrow

Making Sure Babies Sophie and Jack Have a Place to Call Home

Bills and anxiety pile up quickly when your child has a severe illness, your home is damaged by fire, or your spouse loses a job unexpectedly.

Meet Sophie*. Sophie and her twin brother Jack were born prematurely to Kristine. Kristine is a federal civilian employee and has had to go on extended leave without pay while her twin preemies were in the neonatal intensive care unit. Being out of work, she had trouble making her rent one month.

Kristine is there every day serving her fellow Americans. It’s times like this that FEEA: the Federal Employee Education ­and Assistance Fund stands with federal public servants. We offered Kristine a no-interest loan to help with her rent that she is paying back each month through a payroll deduction.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

Please lend a hand. We can’t do it without you.

*Kristine’s name and family’s photo have been changed to protect her family’s privacy.

Helping Michael Get Back on his Route

Meet Michael*. Michael, an employee with the US Postal Service, knows firsthand how that feels. This year, Michael had to undergo a limb amputation, and his bills piled up while he was recovering from his surgery on leave without pay.

It’s times like this that FEEA: the Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund stands with federal public servants. We offered Michael a no-interest loan that he is paying back each month through a payroll deduction.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

Lives are on the line and we can’t do it without you. 

*Michael’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy.

Being There for Kids Who Lost a Parent on 9-11

The rising cost of college is a growing burden on all families, including those parents who are federal public servants. College is even more of a financial stretch if you’ve lost a parent.

FEEA has and continues to provide nearly 200 scholarships to the children of federal civilian employees who died in the line of duty during the terrorist attacks on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the Pentagon on 9-11, and the US Embassies and Consulates in Kenya, Tanzania, and Libya.

Meet Billy*. Billy lost both his parents at the Pentagon on 9-11. FEEA was there for Billy when he wanted to study environmental science and paid his full tuition, fees, and room and board when he was ready to go to college.

FEEA also provided over 300 merit-based college scholarships this year to children of federal civilian employees and occasionally to the employee directly or their spouse.

This year, FEEA is celebrating its 30th anniversary of serving federal public servants in need. Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies.

You can help a young person meet their potential.

* Billy’s name and photo have been changed to protect his privacy.

Taking on the High Cost of Childcare

Group of preschool kids drawing with colorful pencils

The cost of childcare often represents a significant portion of an employee’s take-home pay. This is especially true for those with lower incomes. FEEA and our wholly owned subsidiary, FEEA Childcare Services, Inc. (FCCS), partner with nearly twenty federal agencies to administer the Congressionally-authorized childcare subsidy program. FEEA/FCCS supports nearly 700 lower income federal families through this program each year.

Group of cute little preschool kids drawing with colorful pencils

Meet Lizzie*. Lizzie’s mom, Diane*, works as a GS-6 federal employee. She let us know that because of FEEA/FCCS and the childcare subsidy program, she can now afford to send her daughter to a licensed daycare center.  She says she never has to worry about the care Lizzie is receiving and this allows her to focus on her work.

Diane is there every day serving her fellow Americans. FEEA/FCCS is there to help her access safe and enriching childcare for Lizzie.

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*Lizzie and Diane’s names and picture have been changed to protect their privacy.