Registration for California Seismic Retrofit Grants Open

February 5, 2018

Registration opened in January for eligible homeowners to receive grants of up to $3,000 for seismic retrofits of their older homes.

Homeowners have until Feb. 23 to apply for a grant from California’s Earthquake Brace + Bolt program.

EBB is expanding eligibility this year to 17 additional California cities in high hazard areas, bringing the total to 51.

The California Earthquake Authority has provided $6 million in funding for the grants this year, which the organization says is enough to support an additional 2,000 or more code-compliant seismic retrofits.

Homes with qualifying retrofits are eligible for discounts of up to 20 percent on CEA earthquake insurance premiums.

Through Feb. 23, eligible homeowners can apply for retrofit funding at, where they can also find program information, select a licensed contractor and view the full list of eligible ZIP Codes.