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Rep. Waters announce $17.5 million in noise mitigation grants

 IT News Wire

LOS ANGELES – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Chair of the House Financial Services Committee (FSC), announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) provided $17,500,000 in grants for residential noise mitigation for individuals and families who live near LAX.  The grants were funded by the CARES Act, a $2 trillion economic security package that included several provisions drafted by Congresswoman Waters in her capacity as FSC Chair.

“I am proud to announce that the FAA has awarded a total of $17.5 million in grants for residential noise mitigation for people who live near LAX and are affected by airport noise,” said Congresswoman Waters. “These grants will help individuals and families in more than 1,000 local residences mitigate the impact of airport noise in their homes.”

The FAA provided the following three grants totaling $17,500,000 to provide residential noise mitigation to residences in the vicinity of LAX:

$10,000,000 for the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) for approximately 230 residences in the unincorporated communities of Lennox and Athens.

$3,750,000 for the City of Inglewood for approximately 700 Inglewood residences.

$3,750,000 for the City of Los Angeles for approximately 185 residences in the City of El Segundo.

“I am especially proud that these grants were funded by the historic CARES Act,” said Congresswoman Waters.  “As Chair of the Financial Services Committee, I fought to ensure that this $2 trillion economic security package included a broad range of initiatives to invest in housing, transportation, and other infrastructure and to help families, support essential workers, and maintain public services like noise mitigation.  I am pleased that this landmark legislation is helping local families affected by airport noise.”

Inglewood residents who want to learn more about residential noise mitigation can contact

Bettye Griffith, the director of the City of Inglewood’s Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP), at (310) 412-5289.  Residents of other communities near LAX can contact Leonor Pacillas, at (626) 586-1815 or, or Bill Pro, at (626) 586-1836 or, with LACDA’s RSIP for more information.

“Noise from planes flying into and out of LAX is extremely disruptive for people who live and work near the airport,” said Congresswoman Waters. “Moreover, while the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a reduction in air travel, it has also caused children and adults to spend more time studying and working in their homes exposed to airport noise. These grants will bring relief to more than one thousand individuals and families who deserve to enjoy peace and quiet at home.”


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