The Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Act ensures that Indian children receive educational opportunities that would not otherwise be provided. The program provides supplementary financial assistance to meet
education needs of Indian children.
PL 99-228 Eligible JOM Services
An eligible Indian student as defined in PL-99-228 is "one who is a member of or at least 1/4 or 25% degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians." A student must meet this definition to be eligible for JOM services.
I understand that no charges or purchases can be made on behalf of the JOM program. All assistance is based on reimbursement only.
FUNDING IS LIMITED, PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST
BE COMPLETE BEFORE SERVICES ARE RENDERED.
Certification/Verification of Eligible JOM Students
Students who are enrolled in a preschool or public school and meet the eligibility criteria may be served. The eligibility criteria include Indian students who:
1. Are 4 years of age (by December 31) through Grade 12 2. Is a member of or at least one-fourth degree Indian blood descendant of a member of an Indian tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians (PL-99-228)
3.Name of Student 4. Date of Birth 5. Tribal Affiliation
6. A copy of the Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB), or a certified letter from the student's tribe or agency. If a student is not eligible for enrollment with the tribe, you must verify that he/she is one-fourth degree descendant of a tribal member to be eligible for the JOM program
Updated 3/19/2021. For use during the 2021-2022 School Year.