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Brace + Bolt

EBB surpasses 5,000 completed retrofits and the program is still growing!

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Is your house earthquake-ready? If an earthquake happened today, would your house stay on its foundation? You may qualify for up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit of your house.


EBB encourages homeowners to use licensed contractors experienced in seismic retrofitting. To be included in the EBB Contractor Directory and have access to free marketing materials, take the free online FEMA training provided.

Building Departments

Building departments play a critical role in the success of EBB. They must confirm that a code-complaint retrofit was done in accordance with Chapter A3 or an approved standard plan set.


 EBB was created to provide incentives to California homeowners to seismically retrofit wood-frame residential structures. An engineered solution is required for some retrofits.

Earthquake Brace + Bolt surpasses 5,000 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 the foundation during an earthquake.

EBB Seismic Retrofit Video                

Watch a demonstration of how an EBB seismic retrofit helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake.

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

Mark Whitney
Seismic retrofit completed
Los Angeles

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. 

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