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$80 Million In Grant Funding Now Available for California Homeowners to Help Offset the Cost of a Seismic Retrofit

Beginning October 18 through November 29, 2022, eligible homeowners can apply for retrofit funding at EarthquakeBraceBolt.com, where they can also find detailed program information, select a FEMA-trained, California-licensed general contractor and view the full list of eligible ZIP Codes and program areas. Thanks to additional FEMA funding that is administered by Cal OES, EBB grants will be available to homeowners in 521 ZIP Codes in more than 270 cities and communities. The EBB program added ZIP Codes in new areas including, but not limited to, San Diego, Concord, Santa Cruz, Northridge and Ontario.

October 18, 2022 | Download (PDF)



$5 Million in Grants to Help California Homeowners Prepare for “The Big One” Plus an Additional $1 Million to Help Low-Income Homeowners

Today, there are more than 1 million houses in high-hazard areas of California that are particularly vulnerable to earthquakes because of the way they were constructed. Many homeowners know their homes are at risk when an earthquake occurs but are unaware that they can help protect their homes with a seismic retrofit...

October 27, 2021 | Download (PDF)



More Than 15,000 California Homes Protected from Catastrophic Earthquake Damage with Seismic Retrofit Program

(SACRAMENTO)  The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program is celebrating a significant milestone as more than 15,000 California homeowners have completed a seismic retrofit of their house to help strengthen it and protect their investment before the next damaging earthquake...

June 18, 2021 | Download (PDF)



General Contracting Opportunities Remain Abundant For Earthquake Retrofit Jobs In California Despite Global Pandemic

Even in the midst of a pandemic, California homeowners in the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program are taking steps to help protect their biggest investment before the inevitable “Big One” by retrofitting their homes and creating ample job opportunities for licensed general contractors in the eligible program areas. ...

July 29, 2020 | Download (PDF)



California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP): More Than 10,000 Vulnerable Homes in California Successfully Retrofitted to Help Reduce Damage from Future Earthquakes

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program has reached an important milestone of helping more than 10,000 California homeowners seismically retrofit their homes. ...

March 05, 2020 | Download (PDF)



State Officials Announce $13.2 Million Available To Help California Homeowners Prepare For “The Big One”

California’s Earthquake Brace + Bolt grant program provides homeowners in eligible ZIP Codes with $3,000 to help offset the cost of completing a seismic retrofit. ...

January 21, 2020 | Download (PDF)



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): Standard plan sets will reduce home seismic retrofitting costs in California

A joint project of the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) makes it easier and less expensive to protect certain types of homes from earthquakes. ...

December 17, 2019 | Download (PDF)



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): CEA Governing Board expands policyholder eligibility for seismic retrofit grants

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board voted unanimously to offer up to a $3,000 retrofit grant, to approximately 30,000 CEA policyholders as part of CEA’s existing Brace + Bolt program. ...

July 22, 2019 | Download (PDF)



California Earthquake Authority (CEA): CEA Governing Board votes to sponsor and support Resilient Homes Initiative

The California Earthquake Authority (CEA) Governing Board voted on Friday to formally sponsor and support the enactment of California Senate Bill (SB) 254, introduced by state Senate Majority Leader Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) in January. ...

April 15, 2019 | Download (PDF)



Senator Bob Hertzberg : Hertzberg Announces Details of the Resilient Homes Initiative

April 08, 2019 | View



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