At the beginning of March The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded a grant worth $328,000 to the City of Broken Arrow. These funds will offset the cost of installing storm shelters for up to 164 homeowners. If you live in Broken Arrow and have been thinking about purchasing a storm shelter, this rebate will make that goal much easier. The program allows homeowners who would like to install a safe room the chance to earn a rebate of up to $2,000. Qualifying residents must own their own home, live in the city limits and not be located in a flood zone.

In order to have been applicable for funding, you must have attended a meeting back in October and have turned in an application. Funding is currently being distributed to applicants who were approved at that meeting. However, there is hope that another round of funding will be available from FEMA in the near future, so that more homeowners can apply for a storm shelter. grant in the future. If you are a homeowner in Broken Arrow that did not receive funding, you should contact the city for more information and details on what you can do to become applicable for the next round of funding.