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    2017 Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program

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Welcome to the 2017 Ohio Emergency Management Agency Safe Room Rebate Program.

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 and qualify for the rebate program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the allowable costs that was used to install and construct their safe room, up to a maximum of $4,875. This is a "REBATE" program, only AFTER the installation, construction, and payment of a safe room will selected and qualified applicants be reimbursed for eligible costs.

  • Homeowners that have been selected must also be able to attend a mandatory "Safe Room Briefing" meeting to be eligible for the rebate.

  • Program Rules and Information.

  • Program Frequently Asked Questions.

  • Still have questions? Contact the Ohio EMA Mitigation Branch.

To register and submit an application click here.

To apply for the 2017 Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program, homeowners have until March 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm, to register. Any applications submitted after that time will NOT be included in the random drawing.

Funding for the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is made available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Program (75%), and homeowner contributions (25%). The Ohio Emergency Management Agency plans to offer this program on an annual basis, contingent upon federal and/or state funding.

Certificate of Installation Form

FEMA Safe Room Construction Videos