Eligible applicants for the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Safe Room Rebate Program were notified by email last week of the opportunity to submit required documentation, according to Hood County Emergency Management Coordinator Ray Wilson.
The prospective applicants had been on a waiting list, a process that began after the May 15 tornado last year.
The rebates can range as high as $3,000, covering half of the cost of a safe room purchase up to $6,000.
Acceptance is contingent on the documentation being received and approved by the NCTCOG. More information can be found online (https://saferoom.nctcog.org/applicant.aspx).
The website notes that the anticipated time frame to be contacted regarding placement in the program could range from 18-24 months.
It also noted that the program is not retroactive, and that “any shelter installed before the receipt of an official award packet does not qualify for rebate.”