The El Reno and Piedmont School District’s are providing school supplies to all their students for the upcoming school year. The Tribes JOM Program will only assist students with a backpack purchase. The JOM Program has purchased school supplies for Thomas JOM Students in grades PK-6th grade and Clinton JOM students in grades 2nd-4th and 5th-6th grade. These students will only receive backpack assistance.
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Johnson O’Malley Program is a federally funded program that provides supplemental assistance for the unique educational needs of individual students. Funding for the program is provided annually for all eligible Native American students who live within the nine-county service area and attend a public school or one of the Tribes’ Head Start Programs.
Assistance is also available by special request for students to attend UNITY, FFA conferences, FCCLA conferences, and educational conferences in conjunction with school or classes. In the summer months, assistance may also be available for Summer Enrichment Camps within Johnson O’Malley communities. This assistance is based on the availability of funds.
Johnson O’Malley Assistance Eligibility
To qualify for Johnson O’Malley assistance, a student must meet the following criteria:
• ¼ or more Indian blood, with proof of enrollment and a copy of CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood)
• Must attend public school and reside within the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes service area.
• Students enrolled with a tribe by descendancy must show proof by CDIB or parent’s CDIB.
• If a child is not enrolled and is ¾ or more degree of Indian blood, a copy of the child’s birth certificate to show relationship with an enrolled parent, with such tribes as Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole Tribes of Oklahoma who do not have a blood quantum, are eligible for Johnson O’Malley.
In addition to Johnson O’Malley assistance, enrolled Cheyenne and Arapaho students are eligible for up $200 toward the purchase of eyeglasses, eye exams, or contact lenses. This assistance is available one time per year.
Enrolled students are also eligible for Tribal assistance for Educational Support Items and Student Activities.
For help with any Johnson O’Malley program, contact the Johnson O’Malley staff.
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