Child Care Assistance
Our goal is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of the child care services in the 10 1/2 counties of the Choctaw Nation service area. We service Native American children under the age of 13.
On October l, l984, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Muskogee Area Office, contracted the Johnson O’Malley Program.
Jones Academy is a Native American residential learning center for elementary and secondary school age children. The facility is located in southeast Oklahoma and houses 190 co-ed students grades 1 through 12.
Several years ago, the Choctaw Nation began the STAR Program with the goal of motivating our Choctaw Students to reach their educational goals. After just two years, it is evident that this program is having a positive impact.
Student School and Activity Fund
The Student School & Activity Fund (SSAF) offers an annual $100 grant to purchase school supplies and clothing for Choctaw students possessing a tribal membership card. The application period began July 1, 2016 and will close on May 1, 2017. Students must be enrolled at an accredited school or daycare in order to receive funds. Home school students are eligible to receive the grant. Students must be at least 3 years old at the time an application is submitted. High school seniors cannot apply after their graduation date. If your high school student is over the age of 18 at the time of application submission, please mail a paper application and attach a document verifying that your student is still enrolled in high school.
Students qualifying for the grant will receive a $100 pre-paid Visa gift card within 2-3 weeks of application. If you need assistance or have questions in regards to your student’s Visa gift card, please contact the SSAF program.