The Johnson O’Malley Program in Jeopardy
JOM was enacted in 1934 to allow Department of Interior to provide assistance to Indians in the areas of education, medical attention, agricultural assistance, social welfare, and relief of distress because of findings that Indians needed support to transition form Indian-only settings to general population settings such as the environments founding public schools and in urban areas. The findings in 1934 are still the case today in Indian country. Funding for JOM is in jeopardy under the FY 2007 continuing resolution. The time is NOW to encourage Members of Congress and their staff to urge the Department of the Interior to fund JOM under the FY 2007. FY 2007 budget structure for JOM is going from 16,371 in 2006 to -0- in 2007.