Bureau of Indian Affairs June 27, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Education Contracts Under Johnson-O'Malley Act
Document Number: 2019-13632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-06-27
Agency: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Under the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) Act, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) provides assistance, through contracts, for Indian students attending public schools and non-sectarian private schools. Congress recently updated the JOM Act with the JOM Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act (JOM Modernization Act). This proposed rule would implement the JOM Act, as amended, to clarify the eligibility requirements for Indian students to receive the benefits of a JOM contract, to clarify the funding formula and process to ensure full participation of contracting parties, and to otherwise reconcile and modernize the rules to comport with the activities of the contracting parties under the Act, as amended.