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Nimiipuu Fund Coronavirus COVID-19 Notice

Due to the current Public Health Emergency declared by the Chairman of the Nez Perce Tribe to align with health professionals and CDC-mandated social distancing and quarantine, the NCDF Board of Directors approved closing our physical office, beginning March 20, 2020 and continuing until further notice. We are still providing assistance by email or through…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Response

LOAN INFORMATION & RESPONSE Nimiipuu Fund is monitoring the Coronavirus/COVID-19 closely and is preparing to support our customers and employees during this time. Our office will remain open for now and our staff readily available to serve your financial needs and lending. We are monitoring updates and recommendations from health officials and best practices in…

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Northwest Area Foundation Grant Recipient

For the Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, 2019 was a year of success, milestones achieved, and dreams bestowed. In the final quarter of 2019 alone, the NCDF awarded 97 grants totaling more than $4.8 million. That brought the total to over $15.5 million in grants awarded throughout 2019. The NCDF, a non-profit agency that provides financial…

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Grant Award from Northwest Area Foundation

Article provided by Northwest Area Foundation Q3 Grantmaking Supports Native-Led Asset Building, 2020 Census Efforts, and More Third-quarter grantmaking continues our commitment to devote 40 percent of new grant dollars to Native-led organizations working to advance economic, social, and cultural prosperity in Native communities. Overall, we provided 46 grants totaling $5,742,163 in the third quarter…

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AgPlan and FishBiz Business Planning Tools

Develop you own business plan FOR FREE!  AgPlan and FishBiz is a powerful website developed to help with developing a business plan.  Brought to you by University of Minnesota’s Center for Farm Financial Management.   AgPlan is free of charge for anyone to use individually or in educational programs.  AgPlan is designed to provide customized assistance to different types…

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2018 “Women in Business” Expo

Name: 2018 Business Expo “Women in Business” sponsored by LCCU Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM PDT Registration: Register Now The Lewis Clark Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the 2018 Business Expo sponsored by LCCU on Thursday, October 25th from 9AM-4PM at the Elks Lodge in Lewiston. This year’s theme is…

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Coronavirus Relief Payments

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m sweating the COVID-19 stimulus checks that are supposed to becoming soon. What will the amount be and when will they go out?  Signed, Needing Money  Dear Needing, Now that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has passed both houses of congress the bill states that the Treasury…

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Stock Market Correction

Dear Dr. Per Cap: 2019 was another great year for the stock market.  I’m thrilled that my 401k balance is up but I keep hearing that the market is due for a “correction”.  What exactly does that mean? Signed, Hoping to Retire Soon Dear Hoping Yep, 2019 was another banner year for Wall Street.  The…

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Romance Scam 911

Dear Dr. Per Cap: My uncle is elderly and recently met a person he claims “is the love of my life” on a dating website.  Our tribe pays per cap and the other day he asked me to drive him to Western Union so he could send his online “girlfriend” some cash.  I see a…

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Point-of-Sale Financing

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just bought a couch at Wayfair using Wayfair Financing – payments are $35 a month for 18 months which adds up to about $100 in interest.  It reminds me of layaway that my folks used when I was a kid.  Only I don’t have to wait because they’re shipping my…

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Working Toward Financial Independence

Welcome to Ask Dr. Per Cap, a financial advice column to help you travel on the winding roads toward financial independence. I will draw upon my experiences – some good, some bad! – to help you learn skills, tricks and strategies to take control of your financial future. And if we succeed, well, hopefully you won’t…

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Shady Dealings

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I live in Idaho and the other day I got a call from someone who told me the United States Treasury is offering special grants to Native Americans.  When I asked how to apply the caller told me I needed to pay a fee.  And get this:  He wanted payment in…

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