Shelter rebate program to accept applications

Posted: July 5, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management Shelter Rebate Program will begin accepting applications this month.

To be eligible for the program, the agency says people have to have installed an above-ground safe room or in-ground shelter after Jan. 21, 1999. Applicants also must own their home at the time of their application.

The Department of Emergency Management says it will reimburse people for some of the costs associated with above-ground safe rooms or in-ground shelter installation. Reimbursements will be half of the associated costs or $1,000, whichever is less.

The agency says it won't process electronic applications or applications received before July 15.

The Legislature approved the program to receive $1,250,000 for the new fiscal year.