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Loan Officer Position Opening

POSITION: Loan Officer  DEPARTMENT: Lending  SUPERVISOR: Executive Director  STATUS: Full-time, salaried, exempt  SALARY: $42,000-$60,000  JOB SUMMARY  The Loan Officer is responsible for underwriting, originating, closing, and monitoring the portfolio of  loans for NCDF CDFI, a private, non-profit, community development financial institution serving the  tribal citizens of the Nez Perce Reservation and community members in areas…

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Request for Proposals: Nimiipuu Community Development Fund Feasibility Study & Business Plan

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund “Nimiipuu Fund” is seeking proposals from planning professionals to complete a feasibility study and business plan for an Business Incubator and Office space for areas in the Lapwai, Idaho or on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation.  This space will serve as a venue for co-working space for economic development agencies, start-up…

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IWBC Native American Mini Series

In the fall of 2020 the IWBC and the University of Idaho, College of Agricultural and Life Science partnered in carrying out focus groups at the CDA tribe and Nez Perce Tribes specifically looking at the barriers Native American Women Business owners & start ups faced when launching a business and growing a business. From…

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Idaho Hispanic Foundation Announces Newly Formed Collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and Several Idaho Native American Tribes

The Idaho Hispanic Foundation announces newly formed collaboration with the Idaho Women’s Business Center and several of Idaho Native American Tribes.  We are thrilled to announce the recent formation of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance. The mission and purpose of the Idaho Native American Women Business Alliance is for the Idaho Women’s Business…

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Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment Workshop

August 12-13, 2021, Kamiah, Idaho Native American Entrepreneurial Empowerment workshop by Kyle Smith and his assistant KiahSmith both trainers from Redwinds provide participants with skills to develop and expand theirbusiness idea by using tools and group interaction with business model canvas. (pictured above).Overall 21 participants attended this event to further their growing business or an…

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Community Financial Survey

Nimiipuu Community Development Fund, your local Native Community Financial Institution (CDFI) loan fund, has existed since 2013. Providing technical support, financial education/coaching, and financing resources to Nez Perce Tribal members and community members residing on the Nez Perce Reservation and surrounding areas in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  A highlight is supporting the entrepreneurial spirit in…

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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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