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To qualify for tax preparation assistance, income eligibility is $36,000 or less for single filers and $60,600 or less for married filers.

Tax clinics will be on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons, starting date TBA

  • Wednesday 5:30pm-9pm
  • Saturday 12pm-4pm

During the tax clinics, only Current Year returns can be completed (2019). Assistance on prior year returns (only 2018 or 2017) can be done during the week.

Call 507-345-6822 for an appointment:

Applications are now available for the Energy Assistance Program that runs from September 2019 through May 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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View a list of relevant resources, organization and contact links that may offer additional valuable information.

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


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It’s not too late to apply for Energy Assistance. MVAC still has funding to help with your heating and electric bills. Payments are made directly to heat and electric vendors on behalf of the household. Call 507-345-6822 or 1-800-767-7139 or visit our website @ to find out how to receive an application. ...

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