Applications On the Rise for W.C. Storm Shelter Grant Program

Applications for a grant to receive financial help on the installation of a storm shelter continues to climb but Wichita County officials say that's not the case with the number of people who are actually utilizing the program.

Officials say tornados in Moore and Oklahoma City a little over a month ago caused a surge in applications on for FEMA's Residential Safe Room Rebate Program.

The county received grant money to reimburse qualifying homeowners up to $3,000 for a storm shelter.

Wichita County has approval for 200 shelters but officials are sending this message to folks who have been approved but have not yet started construction.

"We just want them to not procrastinate. Let's get this going. We've got two years total time for the grant but if you're not going to build your shelter you need to let someone else have that allocation," says Wichita County Judge Woody Gossom.

Judge Gossom says so many applications have been turned in he's requested approval for an additional 100 shelters.

You can apply for this program by clicking the following link:


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