Program Eligibility

  • We receive financial support from two federally funded programs:

    • Title VI
    • Johnson-O'Malley (JOM)

    These funds are made available for the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of registered American Indian and Alaska Native students. Both Title VI and JOM program goals and objectives support Arizona's Academic Standards. Student progress toward meeting the standards is measured accordingly.

    These two grants require direct participation by Indigenous Education Parent Committee (IPC) members. All parents are encouraged to attend our monthly IPC meetings to learn more information about the program, meet other parents, receive program updates, and more.

    Title VI
    The Indian Education Formula Grant program provides support to local educational agencies in their effort to improve elementary and secondary school programs that serve American Indian students. The programs funded are based on Arizona's performance standards that are expected of all students, and are designed to assist American Indian students in meeting those standards. Services are focused on academic enrichment and support. 
    Johnson O'Malley
    The mission of the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) program is to address the unique cultural needs of American Indian students attending the Chandler Unified School District. JOM helps fund supplemental programs and services developed and approved by the Chandler Unified School District's Indian Parent Committee. Students must be at least 1/4 American Indian (must submit copy of CIB or other tribal enrollment verification). 

    Who is Eligible?

    • Federally recognized members of a tribe, band or other organized group of Native Americans, including those terminated since 1940;
    • Children or grandchildren of any such member mentioned above;
    • An Inuit, Aluet, or other Alaskan Native;
    • Any person considered by the Secretary of the Department of Interior to be Native American.

    To enroll in the CUSD Indigenous Education program:

    1. Download a Title VI form and Johnson O'Malley form. 
    2. Complete one (1) form per child.
    3. Please attach a photocopy of each child's Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal Enrollment Card and send to:
    Tia Gramzinski 
    Once all forms are received, your child is eligible to receive services from CUSD Indigenous Education Program.

    Available Services: 

    Once registered in the Title VI and/or the Johnson O'Malley program, students may be eligible to receive one or more of the following services (subject to change):

    • Tuition Assistance for CUSD Summer School Classes:  Math, Science, or Literacy Classes
    • Financial Assistance for ACT Testing,  Dual Enrollment Classes (CGCC)
    • Backpacks & School Supplies for K-12th Grade Students (beginning of each year)
    • Laptop Loan Program for 8th-12th Grade Students (wireless high speed internet connection required for internet use). 
    • Graphing Calculator Loan Program for High School Students.  Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
    • Cap & Gown
    • Native American Club Indigenous Student Advisors available at 5 high schools: (Basha, Casteel, Chandler, Hamilton, Perry)
    • Approved field trips
    • Email lists, mailing lists