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Welcome to the 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.

The randomly selected application drawing for the Safe Room Rebate will be held on   3/21/2018 10:00:00 AM

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