Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Johnson O'Malley Program
Francine Williams, JOM Coordinator
Nakayla Lumpmouth, JOM Admin. Assistant
The Johnson O'Malley Program is a federally funded program that provides supplemental assistance with the unique educational needs of all Native American Students.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes receive federal funding for all eligible Native American students attending a public school or attending one of the Tribes' Head Start Programs within our C&A service area (El Reno Public Schools not included). The El Reno Public School District receives separate federal funds for their students. The list of communities the Tribes do serve are : Calumet, Canton, Canton Head Start, Clinton, Clinton Head Start, Colony, Concho Head Start, Darlington, Elk City, Enid, Geary, Hammon, Kingfisher, Mustang, Seiling, Thomas, Watonga, Weatherford, Woodward and Yukon.
Tribes Indian Education Committee & Local JOM Parent Committee's:
The JOM Program has local JOM Parent Committee's who assist the JOM Coordinator in providing the needs of their students within their respective communities. The parents who are elected to serve as a parent committee officer must have a child enrolled in the JOM Program. A background check must be completed for each parent committee officer who is elected. All parents are encouraged to attend your local JOM meetings, and volunteer your time with special activities. The JOM Program encourages parental involvement. If you are a JOM parent and are interested in becoming a parent committee officer in your respective community, please contact our office. JOM will be setting up parent committee meetings for elections throughout the year. JOM will mail out notices to all our eligible JOM parents who have completed a JOM application for the current school year for their child or children.
JOM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
(ALL STUDENTS MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING)
1/4 OR MORE INDIAN BLOOD, SHOW PROOF OF ENROLLMENT WITH A COPY OF CDIB (CERTIFICATE OF DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD)
MUST ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL AND RESIDE WITHIN THE CHEYENNE & ARAPAHO TRIBES SERVICE AREA.
STUDENTS ENROLLED WITH A TRIBE BY DESCENDANCY MUST SHOW PROOF BY CDIB OR PARENT'S CDIB. IF CHILD IS NOT ENROLLED, BUT IS 1/4 OR MORE DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD, AND PROVIDE A COPY OF THE CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE TO SHOW RELATIONSHIP OF ENROLLED PARENT. THE FOLLOWING TRIBES DO NOT HAVE A BLOOD QUANTUM, BUT ARE ELIGIBLE FOR JOM SERVICES THEY ARE: CHEROKEE, CHEROKEE-SHAWNEE (JAY, OK( CHOCTAW CHICKASAW, CREEK, SEMINOLE TRIBES OF OKLAHOMA. CITIZEN BAND POTAWATOMI, EASTERN SHAWNEE, IOWA OF KS AND NE, KAW MIAMI, MODOC, OSAGE, OTTAWA, PEORIA, QUAPAW, SENECA-CAYUGA, WYANDOTTE.
JOM EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT ITEMS: (ASSISTANCE IS BASED ON AVAILABLE FUNDS WITHIN THE DESIGNATED JOM COMMUNITY OR PARENT COMMITTEE BUDGET)
BASIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES, ATHLETIC SHOE ASSISTANCE AND PE SHOES, EYEGLASS ASSISTANCE, CLASS FESS, CLASS SUPPLIES, CAP & GOWN FEES, CLASS UNIFORM FEES, BAND RENTAL FEES, SUMMER SCHOOL FEES, CORRESPONDENCE COURSES NEEDED FOR GRADUATION, AND DRIVERS EDUCATION FEES.
OTHER JOM SERVICES INCLUDE: (BASED ON JOM COMMUNITY OR PARENT COMMITTEE BUDGET)
End of the 3rd nine weeks, based on grades and attendance, Senior Recognition Awards.
JOM REMAINING FUNDING: (BASED ON JOM COMMUNITY OR PARENT COMMITTEE BUDGET)
End of the Year Field Trips (must be educational or cultural related), Social Dances/Honor Pow-Wow, Tutoring, Cultural Activities, Speakers, and Presentations, Parent/Student Activities, Fun Day Activities.
Student Activities: (BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS)
Assist students with special requests to attend UNITY, FFA Conferences, FCCLA Conferences, Educational Conferences in conjunction with school, or classes. Provide Summer Enrichment camps within the JOM communities during the Summer months. (Based on availability of funds, and costs.)
PROCESS FOR PARENTS TO APPLY FOR SERVICES:
- Contact JOM Program or local JOM Parent Committee.
- Must complete an education support form for educational assistance for your child or children signed by school official, or submit a request from the school official on school letterhead.
- Submit request to JOM Office or your local JOM Parent Committee. All requests must be approved by your local JOM Parent committee or those underrepresented JOM communities must be approved by the Tribes Indian Education Committee.
- It takes up to 2 weeks for processing a check and 1 week for purchase orders from the JOM Program. So, please plan ahead when requesting for assistance.
Tribal Services: (BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FROM TRIBAL RESOURCES)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Johnson O'Malley Program assist with eyeglass assistance up to $200.00, and educational support assistance. The JOM Program has an Honor Club Incentive Award Program. Students must be attending a Head Start Program or a public school. Please contact our office for more information.