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storm shelter grant and rebate programs help oklahoma homeowners pay for a portion of their storm shelter installation.

storm shelter grant and rebate programs

Have you received a storm shelter grant or rebate in Oklahoma?

We’ve gotten so many calls this week from rebate recipients.

Now what do you do?

Let me tell you, I’ve attended my fair share of rebate meetings recently and they make it sound like a scary thing. The process is not as scary as it sounds, I promise.

We’ve outlined our most frequently asked questions by grant and rebate recipients.

which storm shelter should you get?

First, decide which storm shelter is best for your family. In most cases, it’s totally up to you, but read over the paperwork you received to make sure any size and style you choose is acceptable.

Our most popular storm shelter with grant and rebate recipients is the 6×8 slope front storm shelter.

6x8 slope front storm shelter

Learn more about our 6x8 slope front storm shelter.

do i need a storm shelter permit?

Most cities do require a storm shelter permit, which is purchased by the homeowner. Before you go, call to confirm with them what you need to bring.

Most of the time, the engineer drawing of the storm shelter (provided by us) and a plot plan of your property to show where your storm shelter will be located are required. Your plot plan doesn’t have to be fancy. Just a simple drawing of where your house is and where you plan to install your new storm shelter on your property.

If you live outside city limits, building permits most likely will not be required. Check with your city or county to find out.

Once you have your storm shelter permit, you are ready for installation! Call your favorite storm shelter company (that’s us) at 405-600-4905 to get scheduled.

what do i do after the installation?

Paperwork time.

Some organizations require more paperwork than others, but it’s all pretty straight forward…and easy.

The paperwork on grants is quite a bit different from rebates and can vary a little, depending on who issued it. We’ve broken it down into lists of common requirements for each below.

Storm Shelter Rebates

You’ll need (…and remember, each rebate is different, so the list of requirements will vary by organization):

  • A signed contract (we fill everything out for you. We just need your signature once you’ve read over it.)
  • A copy of your paid invoice (we will mark it paid once the job is complete.)
  • A copy of the method of payment (we will provide you with a copy of the cancelled check, credit card receipt or cash in full receipt.)
  • A completed & signed voucher/grant or rebate paperwork (We will sign it & have it notarized when the job is complete.)
  • A copy of the storm shelter warranty (it’s attached to your contract and is yours to keep.)
  • Some require you to submit photographs with the paperwork (ex. picture of the front of your house, picture of the storm shelter, etc. Check your rebate paperwork for details on the requirements.)

The rebate recipient pays for the storm shelter in full upon completion of the installation. We will provide you with the paperwork above if applicable. Once you’ve submitted your paperwork to the city, county or organization, it could take up to 12 weeks to receive your rebate.

If you can’t or don’t want pay for the storm shelter in full up front, we have storm shelter financing options.

Storm Shelter Grants

For safe room grants, we handle all the paperwork. You pay the difference upon completion. (Example: if your storm shelter is $3,650 and you have a $2,500 grant. You’ll pay us $1,150.) Before we leave, you’ll give us your grant/voucher sheet. We handle the paperwork and the organization pays us directly.

a tip from the experts

Don’t wait until the last minute to call. Allow yourself plenty of time. Keep in mind that while we do our best to get you installed within 2-4 weeks, rain, bad weather & holidays push us back. We all know how unpredictable Oklahoma weather is. During spring & summer months, the waiting list could be 16+ weeks.

We are experts at working with Oklahoma homeowners who have received a safe room grant or rebate. We’ve worked with more grant & rebate recipients than we can even count and we make the process easy for you.

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Let us know how we can help!

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