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City of Hokah COVID-19 Relief Grant
For Hokah Community Businesses

     The City of Hokah is now accepting applications from businesses in Hokah City for the COVID-19 Relief Grant. The City of Hokah received funds from the federal government through the CARES Act to reimburse the City for expenses incurred responding to COVID-19. The Hokah City Council allocated $20,000 of its CARES Act funds to assist Hokah Businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. The Hokah COVID-19 Relief Grant provides funding to Hokah businesses to partially reimburse them for their COVID-19 expenses, including the costs of business interruption due to mandatory state shutdowns, restrictions, lack of business, or lost revenue during the period March 1, 2020 through November 15, 2020.

     Applications for the COVID-19 Relief Grant are due October 2, 2020. Grant awards will be made in mid-October after applications have been reviewed by the Hokah City Council. Please be advised that the Houston County EDA is also offering a grant program using CARES Act funds. You may apply for funding from both the City of Hokah COVID-19 Relief Grant and the Houston County Cares Act Business Grant, but you cannot receive funds from both grants for the same expenses.  

      If you are interested in applying, please download the application below and either email it to cityclerk@acegroup.cc or return it to Hokah City Center, 211 Main Street.     

Hokah, Minnesota is a small town of about 600 located where Minnesota State Highway 44 meets the Historic Bluff Country National Scenic Byway on Minnesota Highway 16. The city was founded in 1851 and is named after a local Native American chief, Wecheschatope Hokah. The word “hokah” itself means “root,” much like the Root River that flows through at the foot of scenic bluffs of the Driftless Area. The river provides opportunities for canoes, kayaks, and fishing but Hokah’s main attraction is the beautiful Como Falls, the site of countless weddings, get-togethers, and happy memories. Beyond the falls lies the truly unique Hokah Pool, a spring-fed, sand-bottom pool with no chemicals for an experience unlike any other. Out of the water, Hokah boasts four parks, horseshoe courts, and a ball diamond with a temptingly-short right-field porch.             
     Take a walk down a classic American Main Street and browse antiques, sample local food, absorb the local culture, and find just about anything at the expansive Hokah Hardware store. After filling up at any of our eateries, curl up with a nice book in the cozy and welcoming atmosphere of the Hokah Public Library. If you’d like to stay a little longer, stop by the Hokah City Center where highly customizable space is available for rent for a fair price, just fifteen minutes from La Crosse. Stop by on a Sunday morning to worship at one of Hokah’s four churches, or come to town for events put on by our local Lions Club, 4-H club, American Legion auxiliary, or Hokah Forever, our local welcoming committee. At any time of year, come to cheer on the Lancers of LaCrescent-Hokah schools in football, baseball, soccer, hockey, track, robotics, and many other sports and activities.             
     Hokah is a member of Southeast Minnesota Historic Bluff Country, a tourism advocacy organization that promotes the beautiful 88 miles between LaCrescent and Dexter along Highway 16. Hokah currently owns the record for rainfall in a 24-hour period, when 15.1 inches fell in August of 2007 as part of the famous 2007 flood. Hokah is a town steeped in history, which you can view at the Hokah Heritage Room in the basement of our historic City Hall, a WPA project from 1938. As you head out of town, either up the ridge, or down the river, or further down a trip on the Scenic Byway, you’ll understand why the proud folks of Hokah live by the words “Hokah Forever.”  

For additional information, please feel free to contact the city offices at (507) 894-4990 or email cityclerk@acegroup.cc. .

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Como Falls pictures, before and after the flood of August 2007.

Frequently Asked Questions

City of Hokah Minnesota
211 Main Street - Suite 1
PO BOX 311
Hokah, Minnesota 55941
Phone: 507-894-4990
Fax: 507-894-3777

Longitude: 43.757313 West   Latitude: 91.351856 North

Vision Statement

Hokah is an intergenerational Community with strong young families as well as an honored place for Seniors.  Each generation contributes their own strengths and shares their knowledge through gathering places and community-based educational opportunities. All ages work together to create a safe, nurturing, healthy place to live and work.

Hokah's economy includes a diverse, progressive, and innovative agricultural sector which has a strong focus on adding value to our traditional farm base. We capitalize on our renewable and sustainable energy resources. Our economy is green-friendly and offers nature-based recreational and tourism opportunities.  

Equal Employer
Opportunity Statement

The City of Hokah is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, changes in marital status, veterans status, pregnancy, and parenthood.

The City of Hokah provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Questions and complaints about discrimination in any area of the City should be directed to the City Administrator, (507) 894-4990 complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

City Officials

Mayor: Mike Walsh 608-304-0219 

Lindsey Martell - Hokah City Clerk

Council Members:  507-894-4990

Jerry Martell
Don Bissen
Cynthia Pfiffner
Tom Oldenburg

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