Energy Assistance Programs
Energy Assistance Program
Primary heat assistance. Assists in paying a portion of the household's home heating bills.

Reach out for Warmth
Assists households when funds for Energy Assistance are no longer available.
Energy Crisis Assistance
For emergency situations such as utility shutoff notices or non-delivery of fuel.

Energy Related Repair
Helps homeowners repair or replace a failing furnance.
Weatherization Program
Weatherization Program
Agency crews and contractors provide energy conservation measures such as insulation, weather-stripping, and caulking to help reduce energy costs. Furnaces are also checked.

Conservation Improvement Programs
Through local utility companies also provide funds to assist with energy conservation measures to help reduce the energy use of the utility's clients.
Emergency Housing Assistance
Emergency Housing Assistance
For individuals and families trying to maintain housing while experiencing a temporary crisis.
Head Start Program
If you are interested in learning more about Head Start or would like to enroll your, please call (320)679-1800 or (800)832-6082.

Head Start
A family and child development program for preschool age children. All Head Start services are at no cost.

  • Child Care
  • Home Visits
  • Parent Involvement
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Literacy
Early Head Start Program
If you are interested in learning more about Head Start or would like to enroll your, please call (320)679-1800 or (800)832-6082.

Early Head Start
Provides preschool development for children ages 0-3

  • Home-Base Program
  • Homeless
Home Improvement Programs
Housing Rehabilitation Loan
Financing to eligible households to make basic permanent repairs to their home which can also include making improvements for handicap accessibility.

Small Cities Development Program
Lakes & Pines can contract with interested communities to assist them with their application as well as administration of their program.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Lakes and Pines is providing free tax preparation for eligible low-income individuals and families.
Financial Literacy Program
Financial Literacy
Financial literacy is having the knowledge and skills to make informed judgments and effective decisions about money management.
Family Assets for Independence in MN (FAIM)
Family Assets for Independence in MN (FAIM)
Savings program to help low-wage earners in Minnesota build assets through the purchase of a home, pursuit of higher education or launching of a new business.
Transportation Programs
Transportation Programs
Assisting people in obtaining reliable transportation so they can get to work.
Social Security Application Assistance
Social Security Application Assistance
Individuals that qualify can receive assistance in re-applying and appealing for Social Security benefits.
Senior Chore Services
Senior Chore Services
The Senior Chore Service program helps seniors and people with disabilities to continue living in their homes by connecting them with volunteers of all ages to assist with household maintenance projects, such as seasonal chores, heavy housekeeping and minor home repairs.

Are you an older Minnesotan or person with a disability interested in living at home as long as you can? Live Well At Home may be for you. http://www.mnlivewellathome.org/
SNAP/Food Support Application Assistance
SNAP/Food Support Application Assistance
SNAP helps Minnesotans with low incomes get the food they need for sound nutrition and well-balanced meals.
MnSure Application Assistance
Lakes and Pines Community Action Council, Inc. currently has staff that is Certified Navigators that can help individuals and families achieve successful enrollments into health plans through the MNsure marketplace. Call 800.832.6082 option #4 or email navigator@lakesandpines.org to set-up an appointment today.

MNsure Applications
Application for Health Coverage and Help Paying Costs (For Individuals)

Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP)
The SHOP Health Insurance Marketplace offers a new way for small businesses to offer health insurance to employees. The SHOP is open to all small business owners.

www.MNsure.org