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1. Can I get a rebate for the house I’m renting?
2. Can my 25% cost share be in the form of "sweat equity", in other words, in labor I put into the construction of my safe room?
3. Can I build a safe room myself, as a "do-it-yourself" project and use the rebate (grant) funds to pay for materials?
4. When can I expect to receive my rebate?
5. What is the maximum amount I can expect to receive?
6. Where can I get a copy of the FEMA 320 requirements?
7. Can I get a list of contractors that meet the FEMA 320 requirements?
8. What if I move before my grant or rebate is approved, can I transfer my application?
9. Where is this money coming from?
10. I put in a shelter last year. Can I get a rebate to reimburse me for the money I have already spent on a shelter?
11. What is a "safe room"?
12. So what happens after I make application?
13. Will I have to apply for a building permit?
14. Will my shelter be inspected?
15. Do I have to build a particular design of shelter or safe room?
16. How will I know if I've been selected?
17. Who can I talk to if I have questions?
18. Can I get the money prior to beginning construction?
19. Am I absolutely guaranteed that I'll receive funds after I receive my approval letter?
20. After I receive the approval letter, how long will I have to complete the construction of my safe room?
21. I don't have internet access or printing capabilities to access the application. Where can I get an application?
22. How does the selection process work?
23. Can I use this rebate to remodel or renovate an old shelter?
24. Can my wife and I each apply, increasing our odds of being selected?
25. Can I put a safe room in my duplex if I live on one side?
26. Can I apply if I live in a mobile home?
27. How much do shelters or safe rooms cost?
28. I have heard there are potential tax benefits to building a safe room. Can I save money on my taxes this way?
29. Will I have to pay taxes on the money I receive?
30. What are my chances of being selected?
31. How long after I complete the construction of my safe room can I expect to receive the rebate money?