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Carrollton Residents Eligible to Qualify for Metro Safe Room Rebate Program
Posted Date: 6/3/2013 7:00 AM
Carrollton Residents Eligible to Qualify for Metro Safe Room Rebate Program

Carrollton, TX – Carrollton residents interested in building in-ground or above ground tornado/safe rooms are now eligible to qualify for the Metro Safe Room Rebate Program.

The Metro Safe Room Rebate Program offers north central Texas residents living or developing in one of the four metro counties (Collin, Dallas, Denton, or Tarrant) an opportunity to qualify to receive half the cost of construction for an individual safe room, up to $3,000. The Safe Room Rebates are funded with FEMA supplied Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants and will be managed by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). In order to qualify, the applicant cannot be living or developing in a local or FEMA designated 100-year floodplain. Therefore, prior to applying the applicant must complete the MSRRP Floodplain Verification Form found on the MSRRP website and have it signed by the jurisdiction’s listed contact person or their designated official. The website for the program is available at www.nctsaferoom.com.

Citizens will be able to begin applying via the website during the first business week in June. Applicants will be directed by the COG program page to the appropriate local contacts to seek both non-flood plain certification and the appropriate building permits and inspections.

Eligible structures:
• Manufactured homes (must own structure and land)
• Single-family homes
• New construction of single-family homes
Eligible Safe Rooms:
• In-ground/ above ground
• Indoors/ outdoors
How to apply: visit www.nctsaferoom.com to apply
Once approved the applicant:
• Is required to obtain a building permit (if applicable)
• Is required to contract with a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) or American Tornado Shelter Association (ATSA) approved member
• Must submit all required documentation
• Must agree to allow final inspection of the installed safe room
• Must allow NCTCOG to share the GPS coordinates with only first responders in your jurisdiction
For more information regarding eligibility, visit www.nctsaferoom.com. For Carrollton-specific questions, contact Elliott Reep, City of Carrollton Emergency Management Coordinator at 972-466-4739.