The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa receives specific funding called Johnson O’Malley funds each fiscal year. This funding typically covers registration and meal costs incurred for students enrolled in South Tama Schools.
The initial projected amount of Johnson O’Malley funding received by the tribe was 56% of the amount received in the prior year. This amount would almost cover the meal portion alone. On July 31, 2018, we received an amendment from the Bureau of Indian Affairs which increased the Johnson O’Malley funding to previous levels.
Given that additional funding notification has been received by Tribal Operations, the Tribe will cover the registration costs in addition to the planned meal cost of students attending South Tama Schools.
Bessie R. Scott