Earthquake Retrofit Grants

Have you heard about theEarthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program? EBB provides limited funds for improving the earthquake resistance of existing homes. The program is available in limited areas, but San Francisco is one with several zip codes qualifying to receive up to $3,000 to defray the cost of the seismic retrofit.

EBB is the first incentive offered by the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP), under the direction of the California Earthquake Authority. The EBB program, created in 2011, was put in place to assist homeowners in strengthening homes to withstand earthquake activities. EBB adheres to the California Building Code’s standards for seismic retrofits of existing residential buildings.

Those San Francisco zip codes listed on EBB’s website are: 94102, 94103, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94134, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94145, and 94151.

Registration is open throughFebruary 20. Rules for participation are available online. Online registration is available atEarthquakeBraceBolt.com. Homeowners who are selected or placed on the wait list will be informed by email about next steps

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