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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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Making a Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Every month I try to manage my money better but I keep overspending.  I ask myself if something is a want or a need but in the end I keep making the same mistakes and fall further behind with my bills.  Getting ahead financially is not as easy as people make…

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OST Name Change

Dear Dr. Per Cap:  Why did the Office of the Special Trustee change its name and how will this impact my IIM account? Signed, Interested Beneficiary Dear Interested Beneficiary: On October 1st the Bureau of Trust Funds Administration assumed the fiduciary duties previously managed by the Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians aka OST.  …

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Break the Funk

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’ve been having a hard time focusing on my financial goals lately.  I just can’t seem to stay motivated to save for a down payment on a house.  My kids are really looking forward to having a place of their own too.  How can I break this funk? Signed, Loosing Focus…

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Zombie Debts

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week a collection agency contacted me about an old debt from ten years ago.  I thought they couldn’t chase down debts more than seven years old so what gives? Signed, Don’t Want to Pay Dear Don’t Want to Pay Yikes!  We’ve seen an increase in aggressive collection practices in recent…

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Payroll Tax Deferral

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I’m a federal employee (Indian Health Service) and just found out the government is changing the way payroll taxes are withheld.  How will this effect my paycheck? Signed, Health and Wealth Minded Dear Health and Wealth The payroll adjustment is a temporary tax deferral resulting from a presidential order.  Its purpose…

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Sage Advice

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just graduated high school and will turn eighteen in a few weeks.  What’s your advice for a young person who wants to get ahead financially? Signed, Looking Ahead Dear Looking Ahead Congratulations on your high school diploma! What I’m going to tell is just as true when I graduated high…

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