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June 9, 2014

Safe Room rebate grants available

Corsicana — The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Safe Room Rebate Program has launched for Navarro County, and will provide funding for 10 safe room rebate opportunities for the county.

The Safe Room Rebate Program offers north central Texas residents living or developing in the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) region an opportunity to qualify for a rebate that covers half the cost of an individual safe room, up to a maximum rebate of $3,000.

The first 10 citizens on the Navarro County waitlist will be notified via email that they are approved to apply for the program. They will have one month to submit their most recent property taxes and a Floodplain Verification Form. Contingent on approval of this documentation, they will be accepted into the program.  Participants will then have eight months to install a safe room and submit all required information to NCTCOG.

As part of the program, participants will need contact city and county government for information about a building permit, if required.

Additionally, a Floodplain Verification Form (to confirm that the program participant does not live in a floodplain) will have to be submitted, signed by a floodplain manager or acting floodplain manager. The person who signs this form must locate the participant’s property on a floodplain map and sign off that it is not located in a known floodplain.

If an eligible applicant chooses not to participate in the program, their rebate opportunity will be given to the next person on the waitlist.

Please see https://saferoom.nctcog.org for more information and to sign up for the waitlist for Navarro County.

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