Safe Room Rebate Program

Safe Room Rebate Program

The Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program will begin accepting applications for 2019 on February 4, 2019. The application period will remain open until April 1, 2019. To apply please click HERE or click the apply tab to the left.

There is a new application process this year, all applicants will be required to create a new login through the ODPS Identity Manager. If you do not have a login through the ODPS Identity Manager, clicking on the apply button will automatically redirect you to the correct webpage to create the needed login.

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.


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.

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