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Arkansas Emergency Relief Announces Grants for Safe Rooms

LITTLE ROCK-- The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management(ADEM) announces a grant program available to Arkansas residents for the installation of a severe weather safe room or storm shelter.

The Arkansas Safe Room/Shelter Grant Program offers eligible individuals a rebate of 50% or $1,000 (whichever is less) on the total cost of a safe room or storm shelter for their home. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities caused due to severe weather by providing incentives to homeowners to build safe shelters for their families.

Safe rooms are reinforced rooms built into new or existing above ground structures, while underground shelters are built as a separate in-ground structure. Last year ADEM received more than 900 applications for the Safe Room Grant Program. Since the program began in 1999, more than 9,500 applications have been received and $9.2 million in grant funding has been allocated.

"With recent storms in Arkansas and surrounding states, we see first-hand the devastation that the loss of life and property brings to a community," said Tina Owens, Division Leader for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management. "While there is little we can do to protect a home or structure from strong winds and tornadoes, we are taking steps to protect human life."

For eligibility requirements and application information contact the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management at 501-730-9750 or visit www.adem.state.ar.us.

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