This is a rebate program. Participants must pay the total cost of their safe room upfront/out-of-pocket. The average cost of a safe room is $3,000 - $6,000.
The participant will receive a direct reimbursement from the City of Rowlett unless they choose to have the City directly reimburse their installer.
Participants may elect to finance the purchase of a safe room under this program. The purpose of this option is to decrease the non-participation rate seen in other programs, due to the high cost of a safe room. There are restrictions on this option, including:
The rebate amount will be for up to $3,000 or fifty percent (50%) of the cost of the safe room and other allowable costs (see the Eligible and Ineligible Costs section below).
Reimbursement is expected to take approximately 2-6 months after the participant has submitted all required final documentation.
The participant will be mailed a check for the total approved rebate amount.
The City of Rowlett will submit requests for reimbursement to the State on a monthly basis. However, this timeframe may be shortened or extended based on the turnaround speed of the State.
Reimbursement Process Steps:
Eligible Components of Residential Safe Rooms Building Systems and Components:
Ineligible Components of Residential Safe Rooms Building Systems and Components:
*Rowlett OEM is working to secure funding for the purchase of weather radios for each participant.
The City cannot recommend or promote an installer.
When choosing an installer, consider the following: