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IDHS Accepting Applications for Residential Safe Room Program

March 15, 2022

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is accepting applications for the Residential Safe Room Program. This program offers a rebate for the installation of safe rooms in Indiana residences.  Apply for the Residential Safe Room Program.

The application period is open from March 15, 2022, to April 15, 2022.

“IDHS is committed to helping Hoosiers become strong and resilient during and after disasters. This safe room program allows residents to create a safe haven when severe weather strikes,” said Mary Moran, IDHS director of emergency management and preparedness.

IDHS will randomly select 23 applicants to receive a rebate for their safe rooms. If approved, homeowners will be reimbursed for 75% ($5,000 max) of their safe room installation costs.

Full details can be found on the IDHS Residential Safe Room webpage. IDHS offers this program through a FEMA grant, and all applicants must comply with federal grant regulations.

Preparing for severe weather, like a tornado, is a priority for the state. Governor Eric J. Holcomb proclaimed March 13-19 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Hoosiers can use the IDHS Get Prepared webpage to create an emergency plan for their families, schools, and businesses. To learn more about preparing for severe weather, visit and follow IDHS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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