A project of the California Residential Mitigation Program
a joint power authority between the California Earthquake Authority
and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services


Home Structural Cripple Wall DiagramFigure 1. Front view of a retrofit cripple wall showing new anchor bolts and a partially sheathed
cripple wall.
Retrofit video simulation

View an animated

simulation of retrofit


If an earthquake happened today, would your house stay on its foundation? 

Would you be willing to make simple retrofits to strengthen your house and potentially protect it from earthquake damage?

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program offers homeowners up to $3,000* to cover costs associated with retrofitting their house to lessen earthquake damage. 

EBB is expanding to additional ZIP Codes in 2015.

Registration is open from March 2, 2015 through April 2, 2015.

EBB Program Brochure in Spanish (pdf)

EBB Program Brochure in Chinese (pdf)

*$3,000 may not cover all costs. A typical retrofit can cost between $2,000 and $10,000.

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