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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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Helping Non-filers Register for Economic Impact Payments

IRS.gov feature helps people who normally don’t file get payments; second tool next week provides taxpayers with payment delivery date and provide direct deposit information WASHINGTON – To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those…

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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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Why Tip?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I’m a server at a restaurant and get frustrated when Native customers don’t tip. I work hard to provide good service and it’s not only insulting but tough financially when my own people stiff me. What’s up with Natives who don’t tip? Signed, Tips Please Dear Tips, Although I’ve heard this complaint before,…

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Jobless Benefits Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I received a 1099-G that lists over $3,000 in unemployment benefits paid by the state in 2020.  I didn’t receive any unemployment last year.  What should I do? Signed,  Working through the Pandemic Dear Working, Report this as fraud through your state unemployment agency website immediately.  There’s been a huge surge…

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Return Fraud

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Someone approached me online with an offer to buy my Amazon account.  It seemed kind of sketchy so I didn’t reply.  Why would someone want to buy an account when they can just open their own? Signed,  Pueblo Shopkin Dear Pueblo Shopkin People buying Amazon accounts is a shady practice linked…

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Short on Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Is it true the government is going to do away with small coins?   Signed,  Thrifty Nickel Dear Thrifty Nickel While it might appear that pennies and nickels are more out of date than a Ronald McDonald vs Hamburglar commercial – don’t expect them to disappear any time soon.  In fact one…

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Family Bargain

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My sister makes her living as an artist and I buy her paintings for gifts.  However, she always wants to give me a deal which makes things uncomfortable.  I think she’s insulted when I try to pay more.  What’s a respectful way to tell her to charge me full price like…

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Gift Card Exchanges

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I got a bunch of gift cards for Christmas.  Some are for stores I don’t shop.  What’s the best way to exchange them? Signed,  Too Many Cards Dear Too Many Cards, With so many people social distancing and staying away from stores, purchases of gift cards were way up this past…

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