Developing Resources and Opportunities for People and Communities

Head Start

Pregnant Women and Children

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Employment & Training

Opportunities for Young Adults through Seniors

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Home Improvement Loans, Homeless Prevention, and Section 8 Rental Assistance

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Heating Assistance, Furnace Repair, and Weatherization

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Donate a Vehicle

Donate your Car


Reminder: Due to COVID19, MVAC offices are closed to the public. We are still here to serve you, but you must call our offices for assistance. Thank you for your cooperation!


MVAC contact information:

Toll free: 1-800-767-7139
All numbers are area code (507)
Brown County – 508-4041
Blue Earth County – 345-6822
Faribault County – 526-5291
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

MVAC is a VITA site – Get your taxes prepared for free*

Make a difference – become a community tax volunteer

Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) an IRS VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site partner, is looking for volunteers to work on Thursday evenings during tax season to help prepare tax returns. Volunteers will get a complete IRS tax training and must successfully complete the IRS Certification test. Please contact to apply.

To learn more on why you should volunteer click here

NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions there will be no in person appointments. All tax preparations will be done through the mail or drop boxes. Learn more here

Please call the MVAC office to have a tax packet sent to you. 507-345-6822

*income restrictions apply

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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



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





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