‘Sunflower-safe’ to provide rebate for safe rooms in homes

Deadline to apply is July 19

TOPEKA, Kan. – Residents can apply for a rebate if they buy and install a residential safe room in their home. But, the deadline is coming up.

The Kansas Division of Emergency Management initiated its Sunflower-safe program in January. Homeowners can apply through July 19, 2021.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) states that safe rooms can provide “near absolute protection” based on current knowledge of tornados and hurricanes. Kansas is offering this rebate program through the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), contingent upon funding, and must comply with all federal grant regulations, to include eligibility of properties and other required documentation.

You can apply here.

The Sunflower-safe rebate program is currently taking applications for homeowners that reside in Kansas. In order to determine eligibility, they ask that you read the program handbook.

Note that eligible applicants are randomly selected as funding becomes available and eligibility does not guarantee funding.

You can learn more here.

  • Provide paid receipts for the installation of residential safe room within the program dates specified by the Recipient/Sub-recipient. Rebate will be paid per safe room address or Lat/Long location and be based upon 75% of the approved costs paid by the Sub-recipient up to a maximum of $3,500, whichever is less.