Federal Programs & Indian Education

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Dr. Donna Navarrete, Ph.D. 
Executive Director of Data & Accountability/Federal Programs Director

575-289-3211 ext. 108
Cell: 505-290-0709 

Raphaelita Phillips, MHA
Native American Student Support Program Director/Indian Education Director

575-289-3211 ext. 609
Cell: 505-290-4357

LaVern Wagner
Tranformational Community Engagement Coordinator

575-289-3211 ext. 611
Cell: 505-290-9752

Rose Etsitty

Director of Counseling & Native American Indian Student Support Services
Cell: 505-290-6324


Do you want updates on when and where to get a COVID-19 test on the Navajo Nation? Click here to enter your contact information, your service unit and chapter to get updates on testing in your area! Here is a sample of current test sites in the Crownpoint service area but register above for more up-to-date information.

Crownpoint Service Unit

*Crownpoint Healthcare Facility: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am – 12 pm, Thursday 1-4 pm

*Pueblo Pintado Clinic: Monday through Thursday (WALK IN CLINIC), 9 am – 3:30 pm

*Pueblo Pintado Clinic: Friday (drive up), 9:30 am – 11:30 am, 1 pm – 3:30 pm

*Thoreau Clinic: Monday and Friday (Drive Up), 9 am – 12 pm

*Crownpoint chapter (Navajo Nation employees-ONLY– drive thru): Nov. 25, 2020,
9 am – 4 pm

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UNM & NMSU's College Assistance Migrant Programs are hosting a virtual open house Wednesday January 27th on Zoom. CAMP Details Here. Check it out for lots of great information & prizes!

Join this Zoom visit on January 28 @ 2:00 pm to learn more about Dine College. With 6 campus locations in New Mexico & Arizona and over 20 degree programs, including some for the more artistic souls, make sure you don't miss your chance to learn more! Details HERE!

Thinking about a vocational school and need a scholarship? CLICK HERE for more information on the Cobbell Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year!

Are you interested in studying water and the oceans? Check out this scholarship opportunity from the American Meteorological Society: AMS Scholarship Application PageDeadline to apply is February 12!

Are you thinking about a career in Natural Resources? We have a scholarship for you! Deadline to apply is March 12 so get all your material in! Click Here for More Info.

Are you planning on entering the medical field?  The Indian Health Service can pay for your education! CLICK HERE and click 'Apply' on the left-hand side of the page. 

Have you been told you should go into business? Well why not make a business plan?! Join San Juan College & Fort Lewis College's Business Plan Competition and enter for your chance to win scholarships and prizes! Click Here for More Info.

Northern New Mexico Community College is here to help you complete your FAFSA! Don't worry if you don't plan on attending NNMCC, their wonderful team will still help you complete your FAFSA Application, regardless of where you plan on going to school! AND they are here to help through the holiday break! Click Here to schedule a time TODAY!

Do you need assistance completing your FAFSA? Click Here for More Info. Virtual training every Monday. For more information or assistance with FAFSA, contact Ms Anna Brown.

Apply now for Cohort 5 of UNM's Pollen Program- an Administrator Licensure Program for our Native American serving schools in New Mexico. Are you a current Level II or III teacher in our community? Do you already have your masters? Are you thinking about becoming a school administrator? Click Here for Details. Call for applications is November 1, 2020, packet deadline is February 1, 2021.

Do you have a vision for the future of New Mexico with clean energy? Submit your digital art and video art in the STEAM Art Contest. You could win up to $300 for first place! Deadline to submit is January 22.

Do you attend a tribal college? Are you an incredible artist? Check out this amazing opportunity from the American Indian College Fund and Pendleton! Deadline to enter is January 15, 2021. Visit Pendleton Contest.

Have you or a loved one suffered from a cancer diagnosis?  Check out this Writing Contest where you could win prizes for sharing your feelings! This is open to students in grades 9-12 and the deadline is March 14.

*UNM Dine Language Teacher Institute
Are you thinking about becoming a Navajo teacher in our community? Take a look at this amazing opportunity from UNM! Tuition is PAID!UNM Dineě Language Teacher Institute.pdf  For more information contact Raphaelita Phillips or UNM contacts on brochure!

Are you a woman over the age of 35 pursuing your degree? CLICK HERE  for more information on the Jeannette Rankin Scholarship for low-income women, over the age of 35, who are pursuing their degree- technical, vocational, associates, or first bachelor's degree! The 2020-2021 application cycle closes on February 26 so don't wait!

ECHO in partnership with NMPED and PBS are presenting online parent learning sessions to help parents during remote learning. Take this short SURVEY  to help them make it possible and for more information.

*Questions about New Mexico Back-to-School Updates?
Have questions about the Governor's updates on back-to-school or reentry guidelines? Call the Back-to-School Hotline at 1-833-415-0567 or email Family.Engagement@state.nm.us.

CISD Indian Education provides reimbursement and financial assistance for the following: 
-Caps & Gowns for Seniors (up to $45.50)
-Eyeglasses (up to $60)

For more information, please contact Raphaelita Phillips and please ensure you have the following:
-Your student is an enrolled member of a Native American tribe and you have provided a copy of your child's CIB to CISD Indian Ed office
-You provide the original receipt for proof of purchase when asking for reimbursement

Federal/State Application Timeline

 Federal/State Application  Date   Amount
Title I May 22, 2020
Title II
May 22, 2020
Title III
May 22, 2020
Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment May 22, 2020 $53,241.63
Title VI Intent to Apply December 31, 2019 NA
Title VI Part I
March 12, 2020
Title VI Part II
June 19, 2020  $81,912.00
Title VII Impact Aid
January 31, 2020 ** 
  State Bilingual   May 11, 2020
 JOM Unexpended Funds  June*
 Indian Education Act
 District Initiative
 May 22, 2020
 Indigenous Education Initiative We are in a three year grant cycle 2019-2022- depending on available funding $250,000.00
 CARES Act ESSER  June 1, 2020 $596,932.18
 Johnson O'Malley (JOM) We are in a two year grant cycle 2019-2021  $26,756.83
*Approximate date. Deadlines have not been established.
** To be determined.
*** Not yet approved.

Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Parent Committee 

George Aragon- President
vacant- Vice President
Keri Toledo- Secretary

JOM IEC Meeting Agendas:
Agenda July 2019
Agenda October 2019
Agenda December 2019
Agenda January 2020
Agenda February 2020
Agenda May 2020
Agenda June 2020
Agenda July 2020
Agenda August 2020
Agenda September 2020
Agenda December 2020
Agenda Jan 2021

JOM IEC Meeting Minutes:
Minutes July 2019
Minutes Sept 2019
Minutes October 2019

Minutes December 2019
Minutes January 2020
Minutes February 2020
Minutes May 2020
Minutes May 2020
Minutes July 2020
Minutes August 2020
Minutes September 2020
Minutes December 2020

Special Meeting (IPPs)
January 18, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Google Meets
or Join by Phone:
‪(US) +1 678-631-6186‬ PIN: ‪363 314 320‬#

*Indian Policies & Procedures*
Indian Policies & Procedures FY 21-22
-open for public comment and suggestions at our special IEC meeting (details above)-

*JOM Needs Assessment Survey Results SY 2020-2021*

JOM Needs Survey 2020

Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise requested by IEC members. School messenger alerts are sent out to notify community of meetings each month, as well as posting on the CISD website. If you would like to attend, please note that there is a public comment section in the first few minutes of each meeting, during which parents and community can voice their concerns to IEC members. After doing so, you can request to be placed on the agenda for the following month. Please contact Raphaelita Phillips for more information.