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Earthquake Brace + Bolt

Helping California Homeowners Protect Their Home From Earthquake Damage

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Funds to Strengthen Your House

Get up to $3,000 toward an Earthquake Retrofit

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) helps homeowners strengthen their home and protect against earthquake damage. EBB offers a grant of up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit for qualifying older houses.

In addition to the $3,000 grant, we have a grant specifically for income-eligible homeowners (household annual income is $72,080 or less), as funding permits. EBB has already helped thousands of California homeowners complete seismic retrofits!

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About the EBB Retrofit

Is your house earthquake ready?

In a brace + bolt retrofit, the foundation is bolted to the frame of the house, and if there is a crawl space (or cripple wall), it is braced with plywood or OSB sheathing. This helps prevent the house from sliding or toppling off its foundation during an earthquake.

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Register for the EBB Program

Is your house earthquake ready?

Registration is open! Sign up now for a chance to get a $3,000 earthquake retrofit grant. Qualifying homeowners are selected through a random drawing and are then notified if they have been selected, or have been placed on the waiting list. Registration is only open for a limited period of time once per year, so register today!

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I thought it would be harder and take longer but the contractor I chose took care of everything and did it fast.

Mark WhitneySeismic retrofit completed, Los Angeles
Seismic retrofit completed, Los Angeles

Earthquake Brace + Bolt surpasses 20,000 retrofits statewide

The Brace + Bolt programs provide grants for a specific "building-code-compliant" seismic retrofit. This type of retrofit strengthens an older house to help prevent it from sliding off its foundation during an earthquake.

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EBB Testimonial Video

Hear what homeowners are saying about the EBB retrofit grants program.

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Established by the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP)

CRMP is a joint powers authority created by the California Earthquake Authority and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. CRMP was established to carry out mitigation programs to assist California homeowners who wish to seismically retrofit their houses. Our goal is to provide grants and other types of assistance and incentives for these mitigation efforts and EBB is the first of these programs.