SALT LAKE CITY -- Federal Emergency Management Agency officials say the agency has provided a grant of more than $1 million to fund a seismic retrofitting project for a new Utah art, science and technology center.
The pre-disaster mitigation grant was awarded to The Leonardo on Salt Lake City's Library Square
The retrofitting work is part of a 15-month renovation of the old five-story public library which will house the center.
Seismic retrofitting reduces the risk of death, serious injury and property damage during an earthquake.
Salt Lake City voters in 2003 approved a $10.2 million bond for the Leonardo project. Additional funding is coming from the city, federal grants and private industry.
The Leonardo is scheduled to open later this year.