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See If You Qualify

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) helps homeowners lessen the potential for damage during an earthquake by offering qualified homeowners a grant for up to $3,000 toward a building code-compliant earthquake retrofit. An EBB retrofit is specifically for homes with a crawl space beneath the first floor.

You may be eligible to apply for an EBB grant if (among other criteria):

  • You own and live in the house you would like to retrofit.
  • You live in one of the EBB program areas, which are designated by ZIP Code.
  • Your house was built before 1980.
  • Your house has a raised foundation, or crawl space under your house. Crawl-Space.jpg
  • Your house is built on level ground or a slight slope.
  • You have not already completed a "brace and bolt" earthquake retrofit.​

EBB program registration is open for 30 days once per year. When open, you can complete the registration form online or request a paper registration form. You will be asked questions about your house, and your answers will determine if your home qualifies for an EBB retrofit grant.

Qualification Questions

Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program registration is open for 30 days once per year. When open, you would complete the following questions on the registration form. Your answers will determine if your home qualifies for an EBB retrofit grant.

 

See if Your Home Qualifies for an EBB Retrofit

How Our Program Works

The EBB program was developed by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) to help homeowners lessen the potential for damage to their house during an earthquake.