IDHS Accepting Applications For Residential Safe Room Program Through April 15

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is accepting applications for the Residential Safe Room Program.

This program offers a rebate for the installation of safe rooms in Indiana residences.

The application period is open now through April 15, according to a news release from IDHS.

“IDHS is committed to helping Hoosiers become strong and resilient during and after disasters. This safe room program allows residents to create a safe haven when severe weather strikes,” said Mary Moran, IDHS director of emergency management and preparedness.

IDHS will randomly select 23 applicants to receive a rebate for their safe rooms. If approved, homeowners will be reimbursed for 75% ($5,000 max) of their safe room installation costs.

Full details can be found on the IDHS Residential Safe Room webpage. IDHS offers this program through a FEMA grant, and all applicants must comply with federal grant regulations.

Preparing for severe weather, like a tornado, is a priority for the state, according to the news release. Gov. Eric J. Holcomb proclaimed March 13-19 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Hoosiers can use the IDHS Get Prepared webpage to create an emergency plan for their families, schools and businesses. To learn more about preparing for severe weather, visit and follow IDHS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.