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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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Hot Job Market

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I work a tribal job that requires a college degree.  However, I see listings for delivery drivers that offer wages and bonuses that pay better.  I’m really tempted to switch but my friends say I’m crazy to leave a real job.  What should I do? Signed,  Debating Dear Debating: Millions of…

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Auto Pay Pros and Cons

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have all of my bills set to auto-pay.  I also use auto-pay for monthly subscriptions for streaming apps and razor blades, but my money wise girlfriend tells me auto-pay is a bad habit.  Is that true?  Signed,  Auto-Pay Ray Dear Ray: I get it.  Auto-pay is handy technology that enables…

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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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