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Energy Assistance Program processing applications from week Nov. 7, 2022

October 24th, 2022|Updates|

We are currently working applications that we received the week of November 7, 2022. Applications can take 8 to 10 weeks to complete, you will be notified by mail or email if you qualify or not.  During this time, we encourage you to contact your energy provider to schedule a reasonable payment plan.  Please call or email our office if you are facing disconnection or low (20% or less) to no fuel and your vendor has refused you a delivery.  You were sent a letter of receipt when your application was received in our office and it can take [...]

Seeking Consultant for Strategic Plan, RFP Deadline Extended- June 9

May 2nd, 2022|Updates|

Semcac is seeking responses to an RFP for our agency Strategic Planning process. Semcac's strategic plan is a 5-year plan.  View the RFP, here: Strategic Plan RFP due Jun 9 2022 Semcac, a nonprofit Community Action Agency (CAA), is seeking proposals from qualified parties for assistance in preparing, moderating and creating a Strategic Plan. The agency-wide Strategic Plan needs to follow the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Organizational Standards. Responses from interested parties due June 9, 2022.  

Vax Van – Accepting rides to/from medical appointments

January 12th, 2022|Updates|

Want a free ride to/ from a vaccine site? OR  Schedule a ride to a medical appointment, paid by your health insurance company! Schedule your FREE ride with our latest transportation option- the Vax Van! Call Semcac's Transportation Dispatch main line to reserve your ride: 1-800-528-7622   (#3) The VAX VAN is wheelchair accessible and anyone can ride! Rides are free, donations accepted but not required. Semcac is dedicated to helping people get vaccinated, in southeastern Minnesota. We provide safe, reliable transportation to vaccine appointments and vaccine sites. Operating in the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona. [...]

Seeking Houston County Board Member, Consumer Member

November 9th, 2021|Updates|

There is an opening on the Semcac Board of Directors for a Consumer representative from Houston County. There are 21 members on the Semcac Board of Directors representing seven counties. In order to qualify, potential candidates must live in Houston County, and qualify as income eligible. Click for additional information and to apply.  Submit completed application as instructed. More info at:  Semcac Board of Directors  

Donation Matching Challenge, thru Dec 15, 2021

November 7th, 2021|Updates|

Semcac  is so grateful for the generosity of Bell Lumber & Pole, Co. They will match donations, $1 for $1 if from new donors or from previous donors who have increased their gift from last year... up to $20,000! The matching funds, from BLP, will be utilized to provide assistance in Freeborn County.  You can donate using PayPal or GiveMN with a card, or mail a donation. 

Dept of Commerce RFQ for Solar PV Installers

November 5th, 2021|Updates|

Service Providers who are interested in adding solar PV to their list of WAP measures should publicize this RFQ to solar installers or qualified electricians in their areas. A RFQ entitled 2021 Residential Solar Photovoltaic Installation Program for Minnesota’s Weatherization Assistance Program is currently open, with an application deadline of November 12th. The RFQ seeks qualifications from solar photovoltaic (solar PV) installers statewide to allow Commerce to assemble a list of potential contractors for WAP solar projects statewide. Interested parties should submit s Statement of Qualifications which synopsizes the solar installer/firm’s qualifications, the capabilities possessed which allows them to successfully [...]

Freeborn County Office has Moved

August 23rd, 2021|Updates|

Semcac's Freeborn County contact office, located in Albert Lea, now has a new home! We are now located at:  204 West Clark Street, Albert Lea  56007 Phone number and fax has remained the same. Phone: (507) 373-1329 Fax:(507) 373-7266 Appointments preferred, if possible. Please excuse any inconveniently placed items due to move, for the time being.  

Free bus rides to COVID vaccine appointments

May 20th, 2021|Updates|

Contact Semcac Transportation - Rolling Hills Transit - for a ride to/from COVID 19 vaccination appointments, during operating hours. We will even bring you there at no cost! Schedule a ride by calling 1.800.528.7622

Concluded: Transit Program for COVID 19 Positive Clients

October 30th, 2020|Updates|

This program has concluded and no longer offered.     MnDOT, Minnesota Council on Transportation Access and Minnesota Department of Health awarded Semcac Transportation funding for administering the COVID 19 Positive Client Transportation Program. The program is for the 80 counties in Greater Minnesota. Effective immediately- COVID 19 Positive Client Transportation service is now up and running! This service is for non-emergency COVID 19 Positive Client Transportation or individuals suspected to be COVID 19 positive for only medical trips. Allowing access to medical clinics for testing, medical treatments, and Pharmacy pickups.  The only limitation is the trip must be non-emergency and [...]