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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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High School Athletes and NIL Deals

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Last year college athletes got the greenlight to profit from their name, image, and likeness.  Does this also apply to high school athletes?  We’ve got some great young basketball players in our community who I think local businesses would be happy to compensate for advertising or promotional appearances. Signed,  Plays by…

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Medical Debt Releif

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  What’s the status on medical debts and credit bureaus?  I heard all medical debts will soon be deleted from credit reports. Signed,  Can’t Wait Dear Can’t Wait: What you’ve heard is partially true.  The three credit bureaus Equifax, Experian, and Transunion will begin removing about 70% of medical debts currently listed…

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Multi-Level Marketing

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  The other day a friend sent me a Zoom invite for a meeting that was advertised as a “financial opportunity”.  What unfolded was something that appeared to be a pitch to get me to sign on as a financial services agent.  Everyone in the meeting was Native and many said they’ve…

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Native Yard Art

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I come from a family with a lot of women, but our dad made sure we learned some “guy skills”.  However one skill we’re lacking is how to price used vehicles.  My father walked on a few years ago and left a 1999 International Ryder truck that he bought for our…

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Baby Budgets

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Our first child is due soon and we went shopping the other day.  Cribs, strollers, and diaper bags aren’t cheap.  Any tips so our baby doesn’t break the bank? Signed,  Expecting Parents Dear Expecting Parents, Congratulations!! Here’s to lots of health, wealth, and happiness. Now let’s get to business. Yeah, baby supplies are…

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Is FICO Fair?

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I made some mistakes a while back that appear on my credit report as collection accounts.  Since then I’ve been careful managing credit but my low FICO score makes it hard to borrow.  How can I prove to lenders I’m better than my credit score? Signed,  FICO Failure Dear FICO, Don’t…

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