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MVAC Thrift Stores

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Need Help with your heat bill?

September 1, 2023

Energy Assistance 2023 - 2024 program begins


MVAC Offices will be closed November 10th for Veteran’s Day; November 23rd and 24th for Thanksgiving. If you have a “no heat” emergency on those days, please call 507-345-6822.


Minnesota Valley Action Council Family Homeless Prevention Assistance Program Technical Assistance

Minnesota Valley Action Council (MVAC) is the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program Grantee for Region 9 in South Central Minnesota. MVAC calls for qualified consultants to submit proposals for Technical Assistance for the Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP) Advisory Committee. This group provides oversight to the regional FHPAP-funded activities and seeks a qualified consultant to lead the Committee to establish a clear structure, including role identification, process improvement, and expanded membership.  These enhancements will ensure the Committee is prepared to support and guide the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the FHPAP program.

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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 4 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)

Two new Board Members from Watonwan 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

The  Young Adult and Senior Employment Programs have openings to help you.

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Young Adult Services                                                                                                                Senior Employment Program


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.

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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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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.

Find Assistance


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

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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