Community Noise Mitigation
The Community Noise Mitigation Program is designed to address communities impacted by military fixed wing aviation noise for the purposes of installing noise mitigation at covered facilities. Covered facilities are:
- daycare facilities,
- facilities serving senior citizens, and
- private residences.
Authorized under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. 117-35) Section 8120, the program provided $75 million to remain available for obligation until September 30, 2025. The funds must be expended by 5 years after that obligation. The funds are allocated with $56.25 million to Active military installations and $18.75 million to Reserve component installations, of which $5 million shall be for communities near a military installation that has transitioned to a new type of aircraft after January 1, 2019. Request for funds can include meeting the Federal match requirements under the Federal Aviation Administration Part 150, Airport Improvement Program as needed.
Eligibility and Requirements
Entities eligible to receive a grant include States and local governments.
Eligible Community Noise Mitigation projects are any covered facility that:
- are located off of a military installation;
- consist of communities impacted by fixed wing military aviation noise for the purpose of installing noise mitigating insulation at covered facilities;
- are eligible facilities located within one mile or a day-night average sound level of 65 or greater of a military installation or another location at which military aircraft are stationed, as determined by the Department of Defense or Federal Aviation Administration noise modeling programs; and
- are construction-ready.
The program is currently under development
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