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Our Business Loans are Impacting Lives

Congratulations to award winning artist, Roger Amerman, Choctaw Nation Citizen. The Nimiipuu Fund has provided some start-up capital to help Mr. Amerman resume his business, which was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. He is a renowned artist in Indian Country, whose work is showcased on many different levels. Nimiipuu Fund is happy to assist Mr….

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Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Awarded $200,000 by the U.S. Treasury to Support Economic Relief in Communities Affected by COVID-19

U.S. Treasury Awards $1.25 Billion to Support Economic Relief in Communities Affected by COVID-19Announcement Made by Vice President Harris Alongside Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, and U.S. Representative Maxine Waters Washington – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today awarded $1.25 billion in COVID-19 relief funds to 863 community development financial institutions (CDFIs)….

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Commemoration of Whitebird War Memorial and Juneteenth

Nimiipuu Fund office will be closed on Thursday and Friday this week to recognize the Nez Perce Tribe Whitebird War Memorial on June 17th and Juneteenth recognized on June 19th.   The Tribal Women eCommerce Luncheon will be postponed until further notice and coordination of a future date will be organized by Idaho Women’s Business…

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We’re hiring! Marketing & Development Coordinator

This position will address poverty through capacity building by providing program development and enhancing services provided by NCDF. The member will build the capacity of the NCDF and communities on the Nez Perce reservation by helping to provide needed capacity and services that otherwise would not be filled. VISTA member will build capacity by supporting…

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Apply for a Rural Relief Small Business Grant

Thanks to generous funding from Lowe’s, small business owners in rural communities are invited to apply to the next round of the Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. Before you apply, please note:  Only businesses located in rural communities are eligible to receive a Rural Relief Small Business Grant. Review eligibility information here.  This program is separate from previous small business…

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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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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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Risky Business

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I have student loans and a car loan.  Why did I have to provide so much more personal information when applying for the car loan as opposed to the student loans, especially when the student loans amount to a lot more borrowed money? Signed,  Studying Hard Dear Studying Hard: I’m glad…

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Happy Meal Price Hike

 Dear Dr. Per Cap:  I know they’re not the healthiest option but for a single parent on the go, I buy a lot of Happy Meals.  I heard McDonald’s is raising the price.  What’s up? Signed,  Happy Dad Dear Happy Dad: I think Happy Meals are the go to treat for a lot of Native…

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