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Minnesota Valley Action Council COVID-19 Update

New COVID Economic Relief Bill 2021:

New COVID relief bill for Renters funding is not available yet. The new law provides for $25 billion in emergency rental assistance. But that money won’t be available right away. The Department of Treasury is working with state and local governments to distribute these funds some time is 2021. The date is TBA. MVAC will announce when that money is available and where to apply.

There is an extension of the CDC’s eviction moratorium until January 31, 2021. This means the protections last beyond the CDC’s original expiration date of December 31, 2020.


MVAC has temporarily closed all offices to the public.  Call your county office for assistance. We are still working and will assist you over the phone, by email, etc.  Direct contact is no longer taking place for everyone’s safety. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

AGAIN Thrift and More and our New Ulm Thrift Store

AGAIN Thrift and More is open!  No donations available on Sundays and the Sunday Half Price clothing sale is suspended until further notice.

The New Ulm Thrift Store opening: NEW TEMPORARY HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 10am- 5pm; Sunday noon – 4

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM applications are available here for the October 1, 2020 – September 31, 2021 season. Please remember our offices are closed to the public.