Summary: S.943 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (04/26/2017)

Johnson-O'Malley Supplemental Indian Education Program Modernization Act

This bill requires the Department of the Interior to provide an updated and ongoing count of eligible Indian students for the Johnson-O'Malley Program (JOM Program) to ensure full participation of all qualified students. (The JOM Program awards contracts to support the cultural and academic needs of Native American students.)

Interior shall consult with Native American tribes and state and local education agencies that have not participated in the JOM Program to expand the number of eligible Native American students served.

Interior shall determine whether the JOM Program funding formula and eligibility requirements should be updated to ensure the maximum number of eligible Native American students.