News Releases

July 14, 2016

GPT awarded $3.4 million grant for sound mitigation

GULFPORT – Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport is being awarded a $3.4 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to fund Phase 10 of the Noise Compatibility Program. The sound mitigation program provides funding for qualified properties which fall within the FAA’s pre-established sound contours.

Eligible applicants for the program have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to sound proof their residences through the installation of new windows, doors, insulation or in some cases HVAC units. Qualified homeowners may also qualify for the program through an avigation easement acquisition.

The program has been ongoing since late 2005 and 634 homes and 18 apartments have been insulated through the program. To date, 375 residential parcels have had easements recorded.

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