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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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Gov. Little plans to distribute $300 million in cash grants to small businesses as state enters Stage 1 of reopening

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced plans today for more than 30,000 Idaho small businesses to receive Idaho Rebound cash grants, a $300 million investment in Idaho’s small business employers.  “No other state in the country is putting up a larger amount from the Coronavirus Relief Fund to help small businesses with cash support,”…

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When in Doubt, Save

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: We’re about six months into the coronavirus pandemic and times are still tough.  I’ve been furloughed from the casino and unemployment insurance only goes so far.  Any idea when the economy is going to come back? Signed, Doubling Down Dear Doubling I’ll give it to you straight.  I think we’re in…

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Extended Warranties

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week my boyfriend and I purchased a new washing machine online.  At checkout we were offered an extended warranty that my boyfriend insisted we purchase.  Was that a smart add on? Signed, Always Amazon Dear Always I’m not a huge fan of extended warranties.  In my experience the benefit doesn’t…

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Minor’s Trust Dip

Dear Dr. Per Cap: My daughter is a high school senior set to receive a minor’s trust payment in a few months. I’m worried it will be a lot less than she expected since the coronavirus sent the stock market reeling. Is it fair for her to receive less than kids in previous years? Signed,…

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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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