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Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country interview with Jonelle Jearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director

The Native CDFI Network (NCN) developed the “Native CDFIs: Difference Makers for Indian Country” interview series to cast a much-needed spotlight on the many positive benefits that Native community development financial institutions (CDFIs) create for tribal communities and the leaders who help make Native CDFIs the transformational success stories they are. Jonelle Yearout, Nimiipuu Fund Executive Director…

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Accepting Business Nominations for $20,000 Grant Award

Through generous sponsorships, Oweesta is offering two Native Small Business Awards recognizing small businesses and owners. Nimiipuu Fund is seeking applicants to submit a proposal for one of our local entrepreneurs for an opportunity to be awarded a $20,000 grant. This grant is competitive as it competes with other Native CDFIs in the United States. …

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Verizon Small Business Digital Ready Program

The Idaho Women’s Business Center announced its plan to help bring a new online curriculum to small businesses across Idaho:Verizon Small Business Digital Ready. In partnership with Next Street and Local Initiatives Support Corp (LISC), the Verizon Small Business Digital Ready online curriculum is designed to give small businesses the tools they need to thrive in today’s…

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Nimiipuu Fund Awarded Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation Grant

Umpqua Bank Charitable Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant contribution to Nimiipuu Community Development Fund. Through their efforts to take great pride in our commitment to serving and supporting our communities, we appreciate and recognize Umpqua Bank as a partner in our community.  This funding will specifically support Credit and COVID – Financial Education beyond the…

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Community Navigator Program Spearheaded Across the State of Idaho

Idaho Hispanic Foundation, a grant recipient of the Community Navigator Pilot Program, and the Idaho Women’s Business Center’s team hosted nonprofits to launch Idaho Connect, an ecosystem of community organizations committed to supporting underserved entrepreneurs on the path to economic recovery. Natalie Madeira Cofield, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Women’s Business Ownership, provided the keynote address.  Idaho Connect Community Navigator…

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Nimiipuu Fund Awarded Small Business Administration Grant

Oweesta has been awarded one of eight Tier-1 national grants of $5 million as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Community Navigator Pilot Program aimed at reaching small businesses for stronger economic recovery efforts. Following a hub-and-spoke model, Oweesta is partnering with twenty-seven Native Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to serve Native businesses…

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Point-of-Sale Financing

 Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just bought a couch at Wayfair using Wayfair Financing – payments are $35 a month for 18 months which adds up to about $100 in interest.  It reminds me of layaway that my folks used when I was a kid.  Only I don’t have to wait because they’re shipping my…

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Working Toward Financial Independence

Welcome to Ask Dr. Per Cap, a financial advice column to help you travel on the winding roads toward financial independence. I will draw upon my experiences – some good, some bad! – to help you learn skills, tricks and strategies to take control of your financial future. And if we succeed, well, hopefully you won’t…

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Shady Dealings

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I live in Idaho and the other day I got a call from someone who told me the United States Treasury is offering special grants to Native Americans.  When I asked how to apply the caller told me I needed to pay a fee.  And get this:  He wanted payment in…

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Upside Down

Dear Dr. Per Cap: I just bought a new war pony.  It’s a nice vehicle but last week when I traded in my old ride the car dealer told me that I was “upside down” on my loan and would need a new loan for more than the cost of the new car.  That seemed…

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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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