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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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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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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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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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Paper Towel Worries

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Do you think it’s smart to stock up on paper towels and toilet tissue in case we have another shortage like when Covid-19 hit this spring? Signed, Thinking Ahead Dear Thinking, That depends on if we see a second wave of coronavirus this fall and how serious it gets. But first…

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When in Doubt, Save

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: We’re about six months into the coronavirus pandemic and times are still tough.  I’ve been furloughed from the casino and unemployment insurance only goes so far.  Any idea when the economy is going to come back? Signed, Doubling Down Dear Doubling I’ll give it to you straight.  I think we’re in…

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Extended Warranties

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last week my boyfriend and I purchased a new washing machine online.  At checkout we were offered an extended warranty that my boyfriend insisted we purchase.  Was that a smart add on? Signed, Always Amazon Dear Always I’m not a huge fan of extended warranties.  In my experience the benefit doesn’t…

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