Residential Sound Insulation Program

Residential Sound Insulation Program (RSIP)

The RSIP, administered by the CDC, provides grants to eligible property owners to sound insulate residential homes and rental units from noise caused by aircraft arriving and departing the Los Angeles International Airport.

To be eligible for the grants, the property must be located within the designated communities of the Lennox and Athens areas. Sound insulation improvements may include replacing windows, exterior doors, attic insulation, vents, electrical panel upgrades, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and more. The value of these repairs range from $27,000 to $32,000 per single family unit.

Properties are given priority for sound insulation based on the highest impacted areas first and without building and safety code violations.

Those properties that are within 75 decibels of the Community Noise Equivalency Level (CNEL) contour will be required to sign a Noise Easement agreement before participating in the program.

For more information, call (626) 586-1797, (626) 586-1798, or (626) 586-1815.

Noise Easement Acquisition Program

Units that are within the highest impacted area of Lennox (75 decibels CNEL contour) are required to sign a Noise Easement agreement, approved by the Los Angeles World Airports, before beginning any sound insulation work. The property must meet the following criteria: (1) be within the 75 decibels CNEL contour; (2) be built before 1998; and (3) have a private exterior habitable area. If the property meets the criteria for a grant through the RSIP, the property owner will receive a one-time payment of $2,500 per property and/or $500 for  a condominium.

For more information, call (626) 586-1797, (626) 586-1798, or (626) 586-1815.