Head Start

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Wheel Get There:

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MVAC Thrift Stores

Donate. Shop.

Click here for current store information

Need Help with your heat bill?

September 2, 2021

Energy Assistance 2021 - 2022 program begins

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and need assistance

If you are currently behind on

rent or mortgage payments

Click here for program information

MVAC will be closed the following days for the holiday:

Monday, January 17th, 2022

If you have a “NO HEAT” emergency on those days, please call 507-345-6822.

Developing Resources and Opportunities for People and Communities

The Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) is a Community Action Agency helping those in need secure affordable housing, viable transportation, employment and training for employment, as well as creating educational opportunities for children. Established in 1965 under the Equal Opportunity Act, MVAC serves the people of Region Nine in Southern Minnesota.

MVAC is not part of the government, nor is it a political entity. MVAC is a private, non-profit organization that uses federal, state and local resources to provide assistance wherever needed. This assistance comes in the form of established programs in six main program areas available for people in low-wage work. Residents in need in Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca and Watonwan counties count on MVAC for resources and opportunities that help improve their situation and quality of life.

MVAC Program Areas

MVAC Offices are open Monday – Friday  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Donate a Vehicle

Donate your Car

VITA Tax Program

Volunteer Opportunities

Tax Season will soon be upon us. We are looking for volunteers to help support this program. Training is provided.

please contact Lynn to volunteer  Watch this video to find out more


Appointments are limited!

Tax appointments are limited for the 2021 tax filing season. Tax filers have the option to have MVAC file your taxes using the mail service or dropping off your tax documents at our Mankato office. Call 507-345-6822 to have a packet mailed to you.

The  Young Adult, Adult/Dislocated Worker, and Senior Employment Programs have openings to help you.

Click on the photos to fill out a referral for each of these programs.

Young Adult Services                                                                    Adult/Dislocated Worker Program                                                    Senior Employment Program


Register your Lip Sync Team Today!

Contact Ann@mnvac.org to register your team (up to 10 people)

Want to be a sponsor?

Yes even though we have paused the date we are still moving forward and planning this spectacular event!

Contact Ann@mnvac.org to become a sponsor

Featured Event:

Lip Sync Battle

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone the Lip Sync Battle until the COVID pandemic is under control. We want thisevent to be fun, entertaining and safe for all participants and attendees, and we look forward to rescheduling at a later date. We aregrateful for your support and want you to know this is just a “pause” and we will be back.

Upcoming Events

We Take Action!

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Services & Resources at Your Fingertips


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.

Apply Today

Voter Registration

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

Get Registered

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.

Learn More

Website Resources

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

View Resources

Tax Prep

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

Find Assistance


Minnesota Valley Action Council is a proud partner of the American Job Center network!

Regional Resource Guide

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Contact Us!

Toll Free: 1-800-767-7139

Brown County: 507-508-4041

Blue Earth County: 507-345-6822

Faribault County: 507-526-5291

Le Sueur County: 507-357-4246

Martin County: 507-238-1663

Nicollet County: 507-934-5224

Sibley County: 507-237-2981

Waseca County: 507-835-8240

Watonwan County: 507-375-5748