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Retrofit Programs

Formed in August 2011, the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP) was established to help California homeowners who wish to complete seismic retrofits of their houses. CRMP’s goal is to provide grants and incentives for these mitigation efforts and to create more resilient communities that are able to recover from the next damaging earthquake.

The first of these programs, Earthquake Brace + Bolt: Funds To Strengthen Your Foundation, was launched in September 2013. Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) was developed to help homeowners lessen the potential for earthquake damage to their house by offering incentive grants of up to $3,000 for a residential seismic retrofit. An EBB seismic retrofit involves bolting a house to its foundation and, when necessary, bracing the cripple walls with plywood, to help prevent the home from collapsing or sliding off its foundation. To date, EBB has helped more than 13,000 homeowners seismically retrofit their house using EBB grants.

CRMP is a joint powers authority created by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Earthquake Brace + Bolt: Funds to Strengthen Your Foundation is the first incentive program offered by CRMP.

CEA also developed CEA Brace + Bolt (CEA BB) to help qualifying CEA policyholders lessen the potential for damage to their houses during an earthquake. 

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