Head Start

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MVAC Thrift Stores

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Need Help with your heat bill?

September 1, 2022

Energy Assistance 2022-2023 program begins

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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.

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MVAC is looking for 3 new Board Members

Two new Board Members from LeSueur County:

One Private Sector (Business or Organization Representative)

One Low Income Sector (Current or previous lived experience having low income)

Time Commitment: 6 meetings a year

Training provided.

Be a voice for your community!

Contact board@mnvac.org for more information

One Board Member from Nicollet County!

Experience in Early Childhood Education is a plus!

Time Commitment: 6 meetings a year

Training provided.

Be a voice for your community!

Contact board@mnvac.org  for more information

The  Young Adult 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                                                                                                                Senior Employment Program


Upcoming Events



SEPTEMBER 29th, 2023

MVAC is currently looking for teams to participate and also sponsors. If you would like to be involved contact Ann at 507-345-3459 or ann@mnvac.org

Want to be a team? Get the registration form here 

More details on teams found here

Want to be a sponsor? Get the sponsorship form here


Still not sure? Watch the video from last year


We Take Action!

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Services & Resources at Your Fingertips


MNbenefits 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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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