Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Accepting Applications

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency has announced the Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program is once again accepting applications.   The Program provides a rebate to Ohio Homeowners for the purchase and installation of tornado safe rooms.

Homeowners that are selected for the program are eligible for a rebate of 75% of the cost to purchase, install and/or construct a safe room up to a maximum of $4,875.00.

Safe rooms are defined as any above or below ground shelter that meets or exceed the requirements outlined in FEMA Publication 320 and/or 361.    For additional information on safe rooms, visit: https://www.fema.gov/residential-safe-rooms.

Homeowners have until April 6, 2020 to apply for the Safe Room Rebate Program.  To apply go to: https://ema.ohio.gov/ema_saferoom/saferoom-concept.aspx

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Clermont County

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations affected by one of the following significant events:

  • September 1, 2018 – July 3, 2019 excessive rain/flooding          Applications accepted through April 2, 2020
  • January 1, 2019 – August 1, 2019 excessive rain/flooding           Applications accepted through April 29, 2020
  • January 1, 2019 – August 20, 2019 excessive rain/flooding        Applications accepted through June 4, 2020

For more information, contact the U.S. Small Business Administration
Phone: 800.659.2955                          800.877.8339 for hearing impaired
E-mail: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Website: disasterloan.sba.gov 

Clermont added to USDA Natural Disaster Designation

Clermont County has been added to the list of Ohio counties covered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretarial disaster designation due to the rain, flooding, and severe weather Ohio has experienced this year.  The disaster designation includes 54 Ohio counties and opens opportunities for farm operators to apply for certain disaster assistance programs from the Farm Service Agency.   For more information, contact the local Farm Service Agency.

Clermont County Farm Service Agency
1000 Locust Street
Owensville, Ohio 45160
513.732.2181

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