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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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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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MVAC is excited to once again participate in the Greater Mankato Area United Way Reading Festival! Head Start Staff will have a booth providing a sensory table for a “dinosaur dig” with🦖 dinosaurs 🦕 and letters for the children. Staff will be available to answer questions about Head Start and take short form applications. Mark your calendars! ...

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