Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:30

The Earthquake Brace + Bolt program closed its latest registration with more than 7,500 California homeowners applying for 2,000 retrofit grants.

The EBB, funded primarily by the California Earthquake Authority, closed registration on Friday.

The CEA reported the turnout on Monday.

EBB is designed to help lessen the potential for earthquake damage to qualifying older houses by granting up to $3,000 toward a seismic retrofit.

“A record number of Californians signed up for EBB this year, and that is another indication of the growing awareness in our state of the need to become better prepared for the next damaging earthquake,” CEA CEO Glenn Pomeroy said in a statement.

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