Native American Student Support and Resource Program


The Native American Student Support and Resource Program is a set of supports and resources being developed in DJUSD for students of Native American and Indigenous heritage in partnership with students, parents, community, and local tribes. The goal of the program is to support the cultural identities of all Native American students in DJUSD while providing resources so that they can fulfill their chosen educational goals. One component of the proposed program is the Federal Title VI Indian Education grant, which, if granted, will fund activities and supports for eligible students.

Federal Title VI Indian Education Grant

This grant is based on the number of students in DJUSD who are either themselves, or a parent or grandparent is enrolled in a recognized tribe or band. In order to determine eligibility, the parent or guardian must submit a signed, paper copy of Form 506 to the District, either at the student's school office or the District Office at 526 B Street. This form need only be submitted once and is not required every year. The form and the specific requirements for eligibility can be found here.  The current submission period is now closed.

The Title VI Program also requires the establishments an an American Indian Parent Committee (AIPC) to jointly oversee the program together with DJUSD. The AIPC must be comprised primarily of parents of Native American children, and it contributes to the design and oversight of the program to ensure that it meets the needs of Native American students.

The first meetings of the AIPC were held January 23rd and February 13th. The March 12th meeting was canceled in response to the novel Coronavirus situation.  Subsequent meetings, including a public hearing for the proposed grant, will be scheduled in accordance with District and local public health guidance.

Questions or requests to be on the mailing list for the Parent Committee may be directed to Climate Coordinator Kate Snow, email or 530-757-5300 x108. For curriculum and other resources, please see Native and Indigenous Heritage Resources on the Climate/Multicultural Resources page.  

Document Folder - 506 Form