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Safe Room Rebate Program Launches June 5

The City of Garland in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) in conjunction with Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties, is pleased to announce the launch of the Metro Safe Room Rebate Program (MSRRP), which is available to citizens of Garland. NCTCOG will begin accepting applications online at www.nctsaferoom.com beginning Wednesday, June 5. $0$0The program application process will take place online; however, residents that do not have access to a computer can request a paper copy through the Garland Office of Emergency Management beginning June 5 by contacting 972-781-7222. Please note that submitting a paper application may cause a delay in the review/approval process. $0$0Program Description: The Metro Safe Room Rebate Program offers citizens of Garland 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 Lyle Jenkins, Drainage and Development Engineer, for the City of Garland. He can be reached at 972-205-3620 or ljenkins@garlandtx.gov.  $0$0Who can apply: homeowners, developers, or installers whom are living or developing in the City of Garland. (Developers and installers may apply directly, but are capped at three safe rooms.) $0$0Eligible structures: $0• Manufactured homes (must own structure and land) $0• Single-family homes $0• New construction of single-family homes $0Eligible Safe Rooms: $0• In-ground/ above ground $0• Indoors/ outdoors $0How to apply: visit www.nctsaferoom.com to apply. $0$0Once approved the applicant: $0• Is required to obtain a building permit from Suzanne Arnold, Chief Building Inspector, for the City of Garland. She can be reached at 972-205-2310 or sarnold@garlandtx.gov. $0• Is required to contract with a National Storm Shelter Association (NSSA) or American Tornado Shelter Association (ATSA) approved member $0• Must submit all required documentation $0• Must agree to allow final inspection of the installed safe room $0• Must allow NCTCOG to share the GPS coordinates with only first responders in Garland $0$0For additional information, visit the website or contact us at the information listed above. Due to a high volume of inquiries, please allow at least seven business days for a response. $0