Introducing the IMLS Home Library Program! 

The Home Library Program will mail you three books per child for GLT Citizens ages 0 to 18 years, to build up your home library. Forms can be found below or picked up from the Learning Center on the second floor of the Administration Building.

The Home Library Program is a step toward increasing the home libraries of GLT’s families. Having a home packed with books has shown to have a significant effect on literacy later in life. According to a study “early exposure to books in [the] home matters because books are an integral part of routines and practices the enhance lifelong cognitive competencies… its impacts are equivalent to additional years of education.” Adding to the Home Library of GLT families and “Enhancing cognitive competencies” is how we can provide opportunities that promote long-term self-sufficiency for all Citizens.

The household page (#1) needs to be completed for each household. Please fill out one book choice form per child and fill in the bubble next to the three books you would like. Submit completed forms to, drop off to the front desk of the Administration Building, or mail to:

Gun Lake Tribe
Attn: Rachel Kolkman
2872 Mission Dr
Shelbyville, MI 49344
What if my child wants a book that is not on the book choice form?
Feel free to write it at the bottom of the book choice form.
What if my child wants a book suggested for a different age?
The suggestions are only there if you need suggestions, go ahead and mark whatever three books your child will like.
  1. Home Library Description Form 
  2. Home Library Pre-K Level 
  3. Home Library 1st - 3rd Grade
  4. Home Library 3rd - 5th Grade
  5. Home Library 6th - 8th Grade 
  6. Home Library High School Level 


PreK-12 Program

Every Tribal Citizen, ages three years through 12th grade, who is enrolled in school is eligible to receive reimbursements for school-appropriate clothing, school supplies, school pictures, yearbooks, class rings, senior pictures, senior graduation packages and school sponsored senior grad night festivities.

The 2022-2023 Johnson O’Malley/Back to School Survey is ready!

A completed survey is a requirement to participate in PreK-12 programs such as:

  • Clothing and shoe reimbursements
  • Grade and attendance incentives
  • Tutoring and tuition assistance
  • Reimbursements for school picture, yearbooks, and senior expenses

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be Gun Lake Tribal Citizen between the ages of 3-18, and enrolled in school
  • Must have a completed 2022-2023 JOM Survey on file with the Education Department

PreK-12 Education Survey

Program Guidelines

FERPA - This form authorizes your child's school to share information with the Tribe. Any information that will be shared with the Tribe will help us determine programming to benefit your child's education. 

Student Eligibility - Every year, the Tribe has the opportunity to apply for a Title VI (previously Title VII) grant from the U.S. Department of Education in which we can receive funding for cultural and educational activities for our students. For the past two years, the Education Department has not received enough Student Eligibility Forms back from students to be eligible for the grant award. We need at least 15 forms from each school district in order to apply. In addition to the above survey, we are asking that you fill out the enclosed form and return it to our office so that we can provide better cultural and educational activities for your children. The award amount is dependent upon the total number of eligible students with forms on file. Each form is valuable and a prompt return is greatly appreciated.

Johnson O’Malley

Every Tribal Citizen, aged three years through 12th grade is eligible to receive reimbursements for school-appropriate shoes. You may purchase more than one pair, but at least one pair must be gym shoes. This program can be accessed twice each school year. This program is funded by the 638 Contract grant through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Education Enrichment Program

The Education Enrichment Program allows Tribal Citizens, aged three years through 12th grade, to access funds to assist with the cost of tutoring and/or tuition for private education, preschool and homeschool.

EEP Tuition Application 

EEP Tutoring Application 

Grade Incentives and Perfect Attendance Awards

Semester grades may be turned in for a grade incentive. Only two incentives will be paid per school year. Students on trimesters may submit grades for the best two trimesters. Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher (B Average). The Education Department will calculate the student’s GPA based on the scoring system the school uses. Students may receive an additional award per semester if they have zero (0) excused or unexcused absences throughout the school year.