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Closure from September 23 – October 2, 2020

Nimiipuu Fund will be closed from Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020 through Friday, October 2nd, 2020.  This is due to COVID-19 impact among staff. Staff will be unavailable during this time period to focus on health and wellbeing of themselves and family members.  We will be checking messages and emails periodically and request understanding and patience during…

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Northwest Area Foundation Grants Awarded to Nimiipuu Fund

During the second quarter of 2020, the Northwest Area Foundation approved 113 grants worth $5,184,631—including $665,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants to 25 of our grantees and $510,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants toward pooled relief funds at 13 organizations. This quarter’s grant funding touches on work being done in each of their four interlocking portfolios, as…

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Employee Loan

Nimiipuu Fund COVID-19 Response Employee Loan Get up to $5,000  Our hearts go out to all those impacted by COVID-19 outbreak. We are dedicated to promoting safety and health of our tribal communities. In response, we are launching Employee Loan for Nez Perce Tribal Government and Tribal Entity employees to help with debt consolidation or…

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LC Valley Small Business Recovery Fund

The LC Valley Small Business Recovery Fund provides microgrants to small businesses with zero to five employees (including owners) in Nez Perce and Asotin Counties who did not qualify for, would not benefit from, or missed the opportunity to receive Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), Paycheck Protection Program Funding (PPP), the Idaho Rebound Grant, or…

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Small businesses can access 30-day supply of PPE as state opens for Stage 2 of Idaho Rebounds plan Saturday

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today that small businesses have a new resource to access masks, gloves, and sanitizer as the state enters Stage 2 of the four-stage Idaho Rebounds plan to safely and responsibly open Idaho’s economy. Idaho small businesses can obtain a 30-day supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for their employees and…

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Gov. Little announces criteria, timelines for small businesses to apply for Idaho Rebound cash grants

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the full eligibility criteria and process for small businesses to apply for an Idaho Rebound cash grant. Governor Little announced last week that $300 million in cash grants will be made available to Idaho small businesses impacted by COVID-19. No other state in the country is putting…

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Making a Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Every month I try to manage my money better but I keep overspending.  I ask myself if something is a want or a need but in the end I keep making the same mistakes and fall further behind with my bills.  Getting ahead financially is not as easy as people make…

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OST Name Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why did the Office of the Special Trustee change its name and how will this impact my IIM account? Signed, Interested Beneficiary Dear Interested Beneficiary: On October 1st the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration assumed the fiduciary duties previously managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians aka OST.  …

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Break the Funk

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’ve been having a hard time focusing on my financial goals lately.  I just can’t seem to stay motivated to save for a down payment on a house.  My kids are really looking forward to having a place of their own too.  How can I break this funk? Signed, Loosing Focus…

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Zombie Debts

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week a collection agency contacted me about an old debt from ten years ago.  I thought they couldn’t chase down debts more than seven years old so what gives? Signed, Don’t Want to Pay Dear Don’t Want to Pay Yikes!  We’ve seen an increase in aggressive collection practices in recent…

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Payroll Tax Deferral

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’m a federal employee (Indian Health Service) and just found out the government is changing the way payroll taxes are withheld.  How will this effect my paycheck? Signed, Health and Wealth Minded Dear Health and Wealth The payroll adjustment is a temporary tax deferral resulting from a presidential order.  Its purpose…

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Sage Advice

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just graduated high school and will turn eighteen in a few weeks.  What’s your advice for a young person who wants to get ahead financially? Signed, Looking Ahead Dear Looking Ahead Congratulations on your high school diploma! What I’m going to tell is just as true when I graduated high…

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