Johnson O’Malley/Title VI
Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) is a federal program whose main objective is to ensure Indian children receive educational opportunities that would not otherwise be provided through the public school system. JOM is a supplemental program providing special services to Indian students based on the needs of individual communities.
The Johnson-O’Malley Program is authorized by the Johnson-O’Malley Act of 1934, and the implementing regulations are provided in Part 273 of Title 25 of the Code of Federal Regulations. As amended, this Act authorizes contracts for the education of eligible Indian students enrolled in public schools.
A student’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) must be protected. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records.