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Minnesota Valley Action Council COVID-19 Update


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.


If you are currently homeless or about to become homeless please click here to apply for the Homeless Prevention Program  If you need assistance filling out the Pre-Application contact your local MVAC County Office (listed below)

MVAC Weatherization Program Update:

Minnesota Valley Action Council’s Weatherization Program has suspended our services until further notice.  Please continue to apply for Energy Assistance to be placed on a waiting list to check for eligibility.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

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: TBA

Minnesota Valley Action Council Tax Clinic

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: All Tax Clinics are postponed!
We are not able to take on any new returns at this time. If you would like to file you own taxes please go to
Click on “2019 Certified free file software” to find the websites that are available to help with tax filing. If you have any questions, contact Crystal at 507-345-2426 or

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM has been extended to July 1

Applications available online. Apply now.