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Minnesota Valley Action Council COVID-19 Update

***UPDATE 4/3/20:


MVAC has temporarily closed all offices to the public.  Call your county office for assistance. We are still working and will assist you over the phone, by email, etc.  Direct contact is no longer taking place for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

MVAC Weatherization Program Update:

Minnesota Valley Action Council’s Weatherization Program has suspended our services until further notice.  Please continue to apply for Energy Assistance to be placed on a waiting list to check for eligibility.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

MVAC contact information:

Toll free: 1-800-767-7139
Brown County – 508-4041
Blue Earth County – 345-6822
Faribault County – 526-2591
Le Sueur County – 357-4246
Martin County – 238-1663
Nicollet County – 934-5224
Sibley County – 237-2981
Waseca County – 835-8240
Watonwan County – 375-5748

AGAIN Thrift and More and our New Ulm Thrift Store

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, our store will be closed for business until further notice. This also means we will not be accepting donations. Please do not make the situation worse by dumping items outside our donation door. We will be back up and running as soon as we are given the go ahead and look forward to serving you again very soon! I will post updates as the next couple of weeks unfold. Thank you for your support!

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Minnesota Valley Action Council COVID-19 Update for Tax Clinic

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All Tax Clinics are postponed!
We are not able to take on any new returns at this time. If you would like to file you own taxes please go to
Click on “2019 Certified free file software” to find the websites that are available to help with tax filing. If you have any questions, contact Crystal at 507-345-2426 or

COVID-19 Program change!

2020 Maximum Energy Assistance Program (EAP) Income Guidelines

From April 1, 2020 through September 30, 2020

EAP eligibility is based on the most recent full calendar month of income.

Applications are now available for the Energy Assistance Program that runs from September 2019 through July 2020. The Energy Assistance Program (EAP) helps low income households pay a portion of their heating and electric bills. This program is available to both individuals and families who are income eligible. For more information and application click here

Head Start is taking applications for 2019–2020 school year! Apply on-line or call to schedule an appointment.

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ApplyMN is Minnesota’s secure, online system you can use to apply for health care, cash assistance, SNAP (food support), emergency help, and child care assistance programs.

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Regional Resource Guide

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Website Resources


View a list of relevant resources, organization and contact links that may offer additional valuable information.

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Tax Prep


Access free tax prep sites and additional information to assist you with your taxes.

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Voter Registration


Voter registration is a very simple process. Minnesota Valley Action Council staff can help you with it.

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Phone Service


Link Up Minnesota is a program designed to provide eligible individuals with a reduction of one-half of the local telephone service connection and installation charges, up to $30.

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The Weatherization Program is temporarily suspended for everyone's safety. Check our website for an EAP application ...

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