DCOH Offers Covid-19 Relief Grant

The Development Corporation of Haskell is offering a COVID-19 Relief Grant as part of the CARES ACT funding. The City of Haskell qualified for a grant of $180,000. Twenty-five percent of those funds can be used for small business grants.

Businesses affected by the COVID19 mandatory shut down can now apply for a grant through the DCOH. Businesses must fill out an application to be considered. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed by the DCOH Board of Directors at the August 14, 2020, meeting.

The DCOH has earmarked $45,000 that will be granted to local businesses. The maximum a business can apply for is $2000. Businesses who were forced to shut down completely or partially by the governor’s executive order will be given priority. Also, those who lost business due to COVID19 will be given priority. There are some stipulations that apply. Please review the application for more details.

Applications can be downloaded at the link below. Completed applications should be emailed to dcoh@haskelltexasusa.com. If you have any questions, please call 940-864-3424.


IC2 Institute Studying Small Communities

For over 40 years the IC2 Institute at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has sought to solve complex problems in society. The Institute has weathered two economic shocks with the energy crisis in the 1970’s and the oil bust in the 1980’s. Today, we are facing the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, coupled with a historic drop in oil prices that shook the Permian Basin in West Texas.
In early April, IC2 Executive Director, Dr. Art Markman, called upon researchers and practitioners across the UT campus to form an economic recovery taskforce to respond to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.
A call was put out to communities around the state to join the Regional Economic Recovery project and the response was remarkable. Seventy community leaders from local economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and city government offices responded. Through interviews and surveys, IC2 employees will study 63 communities as part of the Regional Economic Recovery project, 60 in Texas and 3 in Louisiana. Combined with two other programs occurring simultaneously at IC2, 83 communities signed up to work together to understand the impacts of the COVID crisis on their community, return to their values, and develop a path forward towards economic resiliency.
Dr. Greg Pogue, Deputy Executive Director at the IC2 Institute, describes the importance of understanding community values and working together like this:
IC2 is engaging communities through three projects and programs:
These collaborations will empower small and remote communities to rethink economic development in their communities.
This summer, IC2 will study communities and help those communities assess the resources they have available to relaunch their economic development efforts.
In the fall, this process will be followed by a new program called Regional XLR8 that will provide community leaders with information and mentorship to foster wider collaboration among communities and to identify ways that small communities might help fill gaps in the domestic supply chain.
Funding for the Regional Economic Recovery studies in Texas came from IC2 research funds. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade generously provided funding to study three communities in Louisiana. The IC2 Institute drives research and programming through collaborative partnerships that elicit breakthrough learning and new models of growth. The knowledge, tools, and relationships supported by IC2 are designed to create more prosperous, adaptable, diverse, and resilient communities through the study and development of business ecosystems.
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Press contact: Dovile Vilkauskaite, Communications Specialist
Phone: 512 475 8900
Email: Dovile@ic2.utexas.edu
IC2 website: ic2.utexas.edu

Haskell COVID-19 Updates

The City of Haskell and Haskell County updates in response to COVID-19 can be located below. This is an ongoing, updated location. Haskell County is currently operating at a 50% occupancy rate.

  • The state of Texas Governor announcements can be found here.
  • Texas Department of Health and Human Services COVID 19 updates can be found here.
  • Rolling Plains Detention Center information can be found here.

05/06/20 https://conta.cc/3bae7v9

05/03/20  https://conta.cc/3d6MJiY

04/30/20  https://conta.cc/35jtQH7

4/4/20 – Statement from Rolling Plains Detention Center – Rolling Plains Media Release 040420

4/2/20 – Updates – https://conta.cc/39FcvZN

3/31/20 – Updates – https://conta.cc/2JuJhSQ

3/30/20 – Updates – https://conta.cc/3dFGZOg

3/27/20 – Updates – https://conta.cc/2UnvLq7

3/24/20 – Updates – https://conta.cc/39bYXVi


3/23/20 Updates – https://conta.cc/2QVRsM7

3/20/20 Updates – https://conta.cc/33Afml4

3.20.20 Statement from the County Judge  – Letter from the Judge

3.19.20 Statement from the Mayor Haskell  – Letter from the Mayor

Haskell County Disaster Declaration – Disaster Declaration

Courthouse Contact Sheet – Courthouse Contact Information

3/18/20 – Statement from the County Judge –  county update

3/18/20 Updates – https://conta.cc/33qTYPp

3/17/20 Updates – https://conta.cc/3daOIUj

Haskell Restaurant Guide –


Historic Downtown Office Space

Enjoy the view that overlooks downtown Haskell in our historic building located at 101 N. Ave E.  This space is perfect for individuals or a company in need of high-end office space.

This historic building boasts 8 offices and one conference room. Offices are approximately 12 x 12. Some furnishings are available. The rental fee per office is $250 per month, all bills included. Month-to-month contracts are available as well as daily rates, space permitting.

If your company has a need for this entire space, please contact the DCOH for additional information. 940-864-3424 or dcoh@haskelltexasusa.com.

Please reference our photo gallery for additional information.