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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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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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II Accounts Earn Higher Interest

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why does my IIM account pay so much higher interest than my bank account?   Isn’t it basically the same thing? Signed, Loves Coffee Dear Loves Coffees, An IIM or Individual Indian Money account is a very unique financial product that differs from a bank account in several key ways.  For starters…

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Commitment Device

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How can I convince my dad he needs to save for retirement?  He just spends and spends while saying “live in the now”. Signed, Worried About Daddy Dear Worried, You’re an awesome daughter to show concern for your dad’s financial future.  The percentage of folks not saving enough for retirement is staggering. …

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More Covid-19 Relief

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  How do I know if I’m eligible to receive the new Covid-19 monthly relief payments that were just announced? Signed, Arizona Mom  Dear Arizona Mom It’s official.  Starting in July the IRS will begin making monthly payments to families that qualify for a recently expanded child tax credit.  This Covid-19 related…

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Family Matters

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  My cousin has a habit of not paying back loans, but just asked to borrow more money.  How can I help without getting burned?  Signed,  Twice Burned Dear Twice Burned: I’ve learned over the years that money lent to friends and family has a bad track record of not getting paid…

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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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