Looking to build a storm shelter? Funding is available!
If your school is planning to build a storm shelter, please know that financial help is available. The Federal government has funding available to help schools offset the cost of constructing safe rooms. For more information, head over to the FEMA fact sheet on the hazard mitigation grant program link.
Remember, Federal funding is only available for safe rooms that not only meet the ICC-500 requirements, but also the FEMA P-361 guidelines. The main differences have to do with coastal flooding and first aid kits, but it is important to ensure that any component of the storm shelter meets both the ICC-500 requirements as well as the FEMA P-361 guidelines.