(a) The Pueblo de San Ildefonso ("Pueblo") is a sovereign and self-governing Tribe, recognized as such by the United States of America, with the authority to govern its people, lands and other resources.
(b) The Pueblo, by and through United States Public Law 93-638, has contracted andadministered key functions for assistance to the tribe through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and through the Bureau of Indian Education that include the Johnson O'Malley (JOM) program.
(c) The Johnson O'Malley Act program funding provides programs to meet the special educational needs of the Pueblo's eligible children, and funding to administer the program and costs related to the Indian Education Committee.
(d) The Pueblo currently operates and administers the JOM program under the Pueblo's Education Department in compliance with all components of the application for contract.
(e) The Pueblo wishes to continue contracting JOM funding for the 3-year period, FY 2017-2019 to assist in meeting the needs of our children.