Many San Francisco buildings are surprisingly lacking when it comes to seismic strength. The good news is that you may qualify for an earthquake retrofit grant under the Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB) program.
EBB provides funds for improving earthquake resistance. The program is the first incentive offered by the California Residential Mitigation Program (CRMP), under the direction of the California Earthquake Authority. The EBB program was created in 2011 and put in place to help homeowners better retrofit their properties.
EBB is available in limited areas, but San Francisco is one with several zip codes qualifying to receive up to $3,000 to defray the cost of the seismic retrofit.
Those San Francisco zip codes listed on EBB’s website are: 94102, 94103, 94107, 94108, 94109, 94110, 94112, 94114, 94115, 94116, 94117, 94118, 94121, 94134, 94122, 94123, 94124, 94127, 94131, 94132, 94133, 94145, and 94151.
For more info on the EBB program, head to their Web site.
Registration is open until February 20th, so get a move on!