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Mar 02

Apply by March 19 for chance at $3,000 seismic upgrade grant

Posted on March 2, 2020 at 5:23 pm by Clay Curtin

Menlo Park homeowners can sign up starting February 19 for a chance at a $3,000 rebate for seismic upgrades to your home's foundation to help protect it from earthquake damage.

Property owners must register online or by calling 877-232-4300 before March 19, 2020. The program is open to qualifying owner-occupied single-family residences in Menlo Park and other eligible zip codes. Qualifying applicants will be entered into a lottery for the funding.

Incentives from the California Earthquake Brace Bolt Program help pay for seismic upgrades to houses most vulnerable to severe damage – pre-1980, wood-framed houses with a raised foundations that may have unbraced "cripple walls," the short wood-framed wall surrounding the crawl space under the first floor. Bolting houses to their foundations and bracing the cripple walls helps prevent homes from sliding and collapsing during an earthquake.

Apply before March 19, 2020, for a chance at the $3,000 rebate and to improve the safety of your home.

All homeowners who successfully register for the EBB Program will be notified by email whether they have been selected to become a Participating Homeowner or placed on the wait list. For more information, please visit the Earthquake Brace Bolt website.

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