The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program was developed by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to provide a rebate for the purchase and installation of
safe rooms for Ohio homeowners. Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 87.5% of the cost to install/construct a
safe room up to a maximum of $6,000.
Funding for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant
Program (75%), the State of Ohio (12.5%), and homeowner contributions (12.5%). The FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds were made
available to the state following the Presidential disaster declaration on July 13, 2011 for flooding and severe storms affecting twenty-one Ohio
counties in southern and eastern Ohio.
It is the intent of the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to offer this program on an annual basis, contingent upon federal and/or state
To learn more about the program rules visit the Program Rules page.
For answers to frequently asked questions visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.
For contact information visit the Ohio EMA Contact
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