Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

Johnson O’Malley Program

Rebecca Clapp, Director
Phone: 800-522-6170

On October l, l984, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, contracted the Johnson O’Malley Program.

As the prime contractor of the Johnson O’Malley Program in the l0-l/2 county service area of the Choctaw Nation, it is the responsibility of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to administer JOM funds for the operation of supplemental programs for the education of eligible Indian students. The JOM Program currently is serving in excess of 8,640 students in approximately 68 schools.

According to Sec. 273.l2 of the Federal Register and Public Law 99-228, eligible students are Indian students, from age 3 through grade l2, except those who are enrolled in Bureau or sectarian operated schools, who is a member of a tribe or a descendant of a member of a tribe which is eligible for the special programs and services provided by the United States through the Bureau of Indian Affairs to Indians because of their status as Indians.