Congresswoman Maxine Waters announced Thursday that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $10 million grant to the city of Inglewood for residential noise mitigation.
The grant extends funding for the city’s Residential Sound Insulation Program, which provides assistance to Inglewood families to mitigate the impact of noise from aircraft flying into and out of Los Angeles International Airport.
“Although Inglewood has previously received noise mitigation funds, not all residents have been covered and many have been waiting for years for soundproofing for their homes,” Waters said.
The grant may be used to provide residential noise mitigation for up to 480 dwellings in the city, which is situated below the LAX flight path. Inglewood residents who want to find out if they qualify for residential noise mitigation can contact the city’s Residential Sound Insulation Program at (310) 412-5289.
“For many years, I have been concerned about the impact of airport noise upon the individuals and families who live, work and go to school near LAX,” Waters said. “Noise from planes landing at and departing from LAX is very disruptive for many families in these communities. This grant will bring relief to families in Inglewood who experience airport noise every day.”