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1 Bureau of Indian Affairs Southern Plains Regional Office National Budget Meeting – FY 2014 Education Budget Request

2 Education Tribes in the Southern Plains Region again have made Education the number 1 priority. Tribes in the Southern Plains Region again have made Education the number 1 priority. Programs contracted include Scholarships, Adult Education, JOM and Tribally Designed programs; Programs contracted include Scholarships, Adult Education, JOM and Tribally Designed programs; Critical for raising the quality of life for the first Americans Critical for raising the quality of life for the first Americans

3 Scholarships Many tribes have no resources to support students beyond the under graduate level Many tribes have no resources to support students beyond the under graduate level Even with federal assistance, students still have a huge unmet need Even with federal assistance, students still have a huge unmet need Rising tuition costs + More students applying for Scholarships = Less $$ available per student Rising tuition costs + More students applying for Scholarships = Less $$ available per student Students forced to take out student loans Students forced to take out student loans Tribes cannot keep up with demand at present funding levels Tribes cannot keep up with demand at present funding levels

4 Johnson O’Malley The largest & by far the most popular education program The largest & by far the most popular education program There are 31 JOM Contracts in the Southern Plains Region; Two directly operated by the OK Indian Education Office There are 31 JOM Contracts in the Southern Plains Region; Two directly operated by the OK Indian Education Office JOM provides school supplies & much needed tutoring to Indian Students JOM provides school supplies & much needed tutoring to Indian Students Approximately 32,000 served in 2010 Approximately 32,000 served in 2010

5 Issues Student count frozen in approximately 25,000 Student count frozen in approximately 25,000 There have been several attempts to eliminate JOM altogether There have been several attempts to eliminate JOM altogether Funding has steadily decreased Funding has steadily decreased In 1997 students were approximately $100 per student In 1997 students were approximately $100 per student Today, they are approximately $66 per student Today, they are approximately $66 per student

6 Issues Increased student counts & increased costs add to shortfall Increased student counts & increased costs add to shortfall At current funding levels, programs have to be very selective in what they purchase At current funding levels, programs have to be very selective in what they purchase Administrative costs incurred by contractors decreases amounts available for students Administrative costs incurred by contractors decreases amounts available for students

7 FY 2014 Recommendations  Reopen the student count to accurately reflect actual student population  Increase per student funding amount to $200

8 Funding Request TPA Scholarships: TPA Scholarships: FY 2011 Enacted- $2,692,274 FY 2011 Enacted- $2,692,274 FY 2014 Request -$3,365,343 FY 2014 Request -$3,365,343 TPA Adult Education: TPA Adult Education: FY 2011 Enacted- $588,871 FY 2011 Enacted- $588,871 FY 2014 Request- $736,089 FY 2014 Request- $736,089

9 Funding Request TPA JOM TPA JOM FY 2011 Enacted - $518,144 FY 2011 Enacted - $518,144 FY 2014 Request - $647,643 FY 2014 Request - $647,643

10 Thank you!


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