Mema Grant Programs

08.01.2011 – The MEMA Safe Room Program application period has closed. 

6.10.2011 -  At this time MEMA is currently  taking applications in 29 counties. If you live in one of the counties on the list below,  Please click on "A SAFE PLACE TO GO – The Mississippi Safe Room Storm Shelter Initiative." to apply for a grant.   As of 06.10.2010 – MEMA is accepting applications through July 31 from homeowners who lived in the following counties during the severe weather that occurred April 15-28, 2011

Alcorn Coahoma Jasper Montgomery Sunflower
Attala DeSoto Kemper Neshoba Tishomingo
Chickasaw Greene Lafayette Newton Tunica
Choctaw Grenada Leflore Panola Webster
Clarke Hinds Marshall Quitman Winston
Clay Holmes Monroe Smith  

Grants have been made available on and off in Mississippi since 2001 through MEMA's “A Safe Place to Go Program.” The program was originally launched in 2001 after a series of tornadoes and severe weather killed eight people and injured more than 100 others. The program has been funded by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and has been administered by Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Through the program, the state can reimburse up to 75 percent of the eligible costs not to exceed $4,000 for single-family shelters. To qualify for reimbursements, the safe room/shelter must be constructed according to FEMA’s design plans and construction criteria. Our storm shelters/safe rooms meet and exceed these qualifications. It is our goal to help you take advantage of these grants when they are available for your county. According to an article published by MEMA, since 2001 more than 6,000 Mississippians have been able to install a storm shelter or safe room in their homes thanks to:  “A Safe Place to Go Program.” You could be the next one to benefit from this program. Please contact us and let us know if we can help you. If you are not in the state of Mississippi, do not worry, we can assist you in finding out what is available in your state. If we can not provide you with the service needed then we may know another company who can. Give us a call – (888) 544-9074. UPDATE- We are currently assisting people who live in the areas that were affected by the April 26-27, 2011 storms. We are collecting names to be submitted for grant authorization. These names will be submitted to MEMA once the grants have been approved by FEMA. 5.31.2011 -  MEMA is not taking applications at this time. Please check back and we will keep you posted on any changes.  You may also check "A SAFE PLACE TO GO – The Mississippi Safe Room Storm Shelter Initiative." Please email your name, address and phone number to: or call us at (888) 544-9074. If we are not able to answer your call, then please leave the above information and we will get back with you as soon as possible. Most importantly, please continue to pray for those affected by this recent tragedy. Visit or contact us often.  We will let you know what is available. Sincerely , Quint Blackford (owner of Southern Home Safety, Inc.)