Up to $3,000 in grant funding is available to eligible households to help protect their home from earthquake damage through a brace and bolt retrofit. Through the brace and bolt retrofit, the foundation is bolted, and if there is a cripple wall, it is braced.
Houses that typically qualify:
- Are built before 1980 (but are more prevalent before 1940);
- Have a raised continuous perimeter concrete foundation;
- Sit on level ground or low-slope; and
- May have wood-framed walls (called cripple walls) in the crawl space under the first floor.
Households with an annual income at or below $72,080 may be eligible for up to 100 percent of the cost for this seismic retrofit.
For more information, including program specifics and eligibility visit, or to sign up to receive program updates, visit https://www.earthquakebracebolt.com/.
Registration for the program opens October 18, 2022.
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