Grants Again Available for Storm Shelter Construction

Indiana-Department-of-Homeland-SecurityHoosiers looking to install a storm shelter at their home have another chance to get some help paying for it. A misunderstanding about the terms of the grant has led the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to reopen the application period.

IDHS says the grant program covers up to 75 percent of the cost to build and install a FEMA-compliant safe room. However, construction on the shelter must be complete and the resident must pay the bills before the funding is given as a rebate.

Funds will be awarded to up to 53 Indiana homeowners. Money for the program is provided by FEMA. To qualify, storm shelter projects must meet or exceed FEMA guidelines. Participants will be required to get the required building permit and have the safe room inspected.

Click here for the grant application.