The Safe Shelter Program, administered by the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management, issues rebates of up to $1,000 to homeowners who build safe rooms or in-ground shelters on their property. Information about the program may be found here. Governor Beebe released $1,250,000 to fund the program for the next twelve months.
The hazard-mitigation disbursements include the following, all of which are the state portions of fund-matching projects:
$32,500 to Arkansas County to replace a bridge.
$75,000 to Benton County to replace a low-water slab.
$34,049 to Calhoun County to replace a bridge.
$51,681 to Clark County to replace a bridge.
$17,500 to Faulkner County to replace a bridge.
$31,625 to Hempstead County to replace culverts.
$55,000 to Howard County to replace a bridge.
$75,000 to Pike County to replace a low-water crossing.
$75,000 to Sebastian County to replace a bridge.
$22,065 to ADEM for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program.