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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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Big Risk

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last month, after 30 long years, my husband and I finally made the final mortgage payment on our home.  We’re thrilled to no longer have a monthly mortgage payment and look forward to saving some extra money for a much needed vacation.  But now my husband thinks that because we are…

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A Wild Ride

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I am turning 18 next week and will be getting my Minor’s Trust payment.  I am psyched!  I am thinking of getting a Cadillac Escalade or may just a Land Rover.  I was wondering what color do you think I should get it in – black or gunmetal grey?  Signed, Built…

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Stock Market Jitters

Dear Dr. Per Cap: Last summer I opted into my tribe’s 401-K plan.  Everything was going great until February when the stock market started freaking out.  One day the market is up and the next it feels like stocks are going to come crashing down.  My account balance is down for the year and I’m…

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It’s YOUR Money

Dear Dr. Per Cap: It’s tax time and I have a lot of money coming to me. I was thinking of taking out a loan against my tax refund because why should I wait if I don’t have to? Signed, Tired of Waiting ​ Dear Waiting: How you would feel if you loaned someone $2,000…

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A Good Habit

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I can’t save money!  No matter how much I think about it and really want to do it, I just can’t seem to put anything aside out of my paycheck. What’s up with that? Signed, Buffalo Nickel Dear Buffalo Nickel: Living paycheck to paycheck and not saving a dime is a…

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Avoiding Payday Loans

Dear Dr. Per Cap, I have a “payday loan” and now I can’t seem to get my head above water. What can I do to get outta this mess? Signed, Nothing Left Dear Nothing Left, At first glance, those payday loan stores appear to offer easy money. I could tell you the story about my…

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