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Posted on: November 15, 2021

2021 Earthquake Brace + Bolt Grant Opportunity

Are you ready for “The Big One”? Right now, more than 1.2 million homes in high-seismic-hazard areas of California are particularly vulnerable to earthquake damage because of the way they were constructed. 

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program offers eligible homeowners grants up to $3,000 to help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the cripple walls of older homes, when present, and bolt the houses to their foundations. Income-eligible homeowners also may qualify for supplemental grants that may provide up to 100 percent of the retrofit costs.

Homeowners can apply for grants online during the registration period, which extends from October 27 through December 1, 2021. Thanks to additional funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, EBB grants will be available to homeowners in 395 ZIP Codes and in more than 170 cities and communities this year. To date, more than 15,500 Californians have retrofitted their homes with grant funding from EBB. 

Learn more and find out if you qualify by visiting

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