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senate Bill S. 943

Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act

bill Progress

  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The house Passed December 11th, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
  • The senate Passed March 22nd, 2018
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Committee on Indian Affairs
    IntroducedApril 26th, 2017

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Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act

Official Title

A bill to direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct an accurate comprehensive student count for the purposes of calculating formula allocations for programs under the Johnson-O'Malley Act, and for other purposes.


Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act This bill requires the Department of the Interior to annually update the count of Indian students eligible for the Johnson-O'Malley Program (JOM Program). The JOM Program awards contracts to tribal organizations, schools, states, and others to support the cultural and academic needs of Indian students. The contract amounts are based on the number of students served. Contracting parties must annually report to Interior on the number of students they serve. If they fail to submit the report, then Interior may not give them program funds for the next fiscal year. The bill sets forth a process to revise funding allocations provided under the program. Interior must consult with Indian tribes and state and local education agencies that have not participated in the program to determine their interest in entering into contracts. The Bureau of Indian Education must determine how: (1) the regulatory definition of eligible student may be clarified for contracting parties, and (2) the program funding formula may be updated to ensure the full participation of contracting parties and provide clarity on the funding process.
    Can not America just let these people alone. Stop trying to pay them off and let them alone, this is not helping them.