The mission of the Johnson O'Malley program is to address the unique cultural needs of American Indian students attending the Minneapolis Public Schools through a supplemental program of services planned, developed and approved by the Local Indian Education Committee


Johnson O'Malley Program
7900 International Drive
Suite 300-3312
Bloomington, MN 55425

952-854-8437 (fax)

Meetings & Agenda Announcements, please contact the JOM office as the Local Indian Education Committee does not meet on a regularly scheduled system.

For any information on the Mpls JOM Program please contact the office.

What is the Purpose of JOM?

To provide supplementary financial assistance to meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Indian children. Johnson-O'Malley funds are not to take the place of federal, state or local funds.

How does the program work?

There are two main requirements under the JOM Act to assure Parent Participation and control. The requirements are the Indian Education Committee and the Education Plan.

See: 25 CFR, Part 273.11, Eligible Applicants

Local Indian Education Committee

The Local Indian Education Committee (LIEC) is an elected governing body comprised of parents of eligible Indian students. Persons acting in "loco parentis" (assuming the "place of the parents", such as legal guardians or parents of adopted children) may also serve except school officials or school administrators.

What is the Education Plan?

The Education Plan is a written document that outlines a plan for providing programs to meet the unique and specialized educational needs of Indian students. It identifies needs of the Indian students, the goals and objectives to be accomplished, procedures to be followed and the methods to be used in evaluating the program as well as proposed budgets.

The Minnesota Chippewa Tribe has adopted regulations that allow for Indian grandparents to serve on the LIEC, provided the individuals meet the criteria for JOM committee membership. The tribal regulations also provide for tribal government representation.

The Johnson O'Malley LIEC participates fully in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the program.