Residential Sound Insulation Program
CSFA Number: 494-60-2371
Agency Name
Department Of Transportation (494)
Agency Contact
Linda Schumm
(217) 785-4215
Short Description
Identification and replacement of odorous sound-reducing residential windows and doors installed through Residential Sound Insulation Program within the aviation noise mitigation areas of Chicago O'Hare and Midway airports.
Subject Area
Environment and Culture
Program Function
Enabling Legislation
30 ILCS 105/6z-20.1, 65 ILCS 5/11-101-3
Objectives and Goals
The RSIP shall mitigate aircraft noise and monitor indoor air quality of residential homes where windows and doors were installed pursuant to the Residential Sound Insulation Program to determine whether there are any adverse health impacts related to off-gassing from the installed windows and doors. Replace odorous windows and door deemed eligible by the municipality.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
Airport-related purposes defined as including the replacement of sound-reducing windows and doors installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program and in-home air quality monitoring testing in residences
in which windows or doors were installed under the Residential Sound Insulation Program.
Eligibility Requirements
Municipality with a population over 500,000 eligible to receive funds from the Sound-Reducing Windows and Doors Replacement Fund, a special fund created in the State Treasury.
Eligible Applicants
Application and Award Processing
Homeowners who request an odor inspection by March 31, 2020 and homes that have been identified by the municipality as having odorous windows and doors shall be eligible for window and door replacement. A committee created by statute will assess requests for replacements and give recommendations to the municipality who will make final determinations of eligibility.
Assistance Consideration
All eligible homes will be funded by this replacement program. RSIP is not a competitive program and will consider eligible homes while funding is available. There is no matching requirement. This is a replacement of odorous windows and doors that were installed during a previous sound-mitigation program. RSIP funding is obtained through state aviation fuel tax and sound-mitigation for homes near airports has been deemed an airport-related purpose.
Post Assistance Requirements
The eligible Local Agency must meet the statutory requirements established for this replacement program and must comply with all applicable federal, state and local procurement requirements.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Homeowners have until March 31, 2020 to request an inspection of their home for odor. Notification of the replacement program availability is required. The minimum notification includes in a newspaper of general circulation in the area and mailers to sent to every address identified as a recipient of windows and doors from the previous Residential Sound Insulation Program. Committee recommendations shall include reasonable objectives and criteria for determining which windows and doors are odorous, including consideration of date of odor confirmation for priority, severity of odor, geography and individual hardship.
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2020 : $1,500,000
FY 2021 : $7,500,000
FY 2022 : $7,500,000
FY 2023 : $7,500,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
20-2371-18256City of Chicago - 85 Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)03/02/202003/01/20229,000,000