The Johnson-O' Malley (JOM) act of 1934 was passed on April 16, 1934, to subsidize education, medical attention and other services provided by States or Territories to Indians living within their borders.Today, the Johnson-O'Malley programs purpose is to financially assist those efforts designed to meet the specialized and unique educational needs of eligible Indian students, including programs supplemental to the regular school program and school operational support, where such support is necessary to maintain established State educational standards.
What students make a school district eligible for JOM funding?
Eligible students are from age 3 years through grades 12 - AND 1/4 or more degree Indian blood of; Federally recognized tribe or tribes, for more information view : 25 CFR 273.1
If they are (1/8 degree Yakama ,1/8 degree Spokane) they will be counted and eligible for more services through their school.
We look forward to serving your child and improving their education experience through JOM funding.