Local Businesses Awarded Noise Mitigation Funding

Published on August 08, 2023

Economic Development

Program benefits noise-amplifying small businesses and local resident neighbors

SAN ANTONIO (August 8, 2023) – Twenty-one local businesses have been awarded funding through the City of San Antonio’s Noise Mitigation Grants Program. Cumulatively, $122,261.87 has been disbursed throughout the program pilot, with an average grant award of $6,434.84. An additional $13,499.25 has been approved for award to the remaining two businesses, pending receipt of final documentation.

“The funding allocated through this grant program helps business owners better serve their customers and mitigates noise pollution that may otherwise impact their residential neighbors,” said City Manager Erik Walsh. 

The program, which focused on helping noise amplifying small food and beverage businesses better equip their locations to reduce externally emitted sound, was open for applications between March 27 and April 28, 2023.Twenty-six applications were received, with 21 approved, 19 fully funded and two applications pending final documentation to proceed with funding. Four applications were denied, and one was withdrawn.

Noise Mitigation Grants – Businesses Funded

Business Name Award

1. JJ’s Tavern


2. Afghan Village Halal Market
Afghan Village SA LLC


3. Brass Monkey


4. El Buho
El Buho SA LLC


5. Man Overboard Brewing Company
Bad Location Brewing, LLC.


6. Beethoven Maennerchor


7. 2407 Investments Inc
The AMP Room


8. Fringecomplex, LLC


9. The Lighthouse Lounge
Lalalakesatx LLC




11. Commonwealth Coffee, LLC


12. Hi-Tones SA, LLC


13. Sam's Inc
Sam's Burger Joint


14. Bentley's Bar


15. Joken Enterprises, LLC


16. Bentleys Beer Garden


17. Tequio Community Works


18. Insomnia Records LLC
DV8 Nightclub


19. Mamatried SATX LLC


Total Funded Businesses: 19



Grant recipient Hi-Tones, located on the St. Mary’s Strip, will be leveraging grant funds to increase insulation in its walls and ceilings. In doing so, external noise produced by the business will decrease significantly.

“It’s grants like this that will help our business strive and build a better relationship with the community,” said Danny Delgado, owner of Hi-Tones. “As a small business, every dollar counts and with help like this, we can continue to be successful now and in the future.”

Through the grant, qualifying applicants could receive matching funds to offset the cost of noise mitigating improvements such as enclosing outdoor entertainment areas, sound absorbing panels and curtains, and sound monitors. Matched funds were available to cover 75-percent of planned project costs, with a cap of $7,500 per qualifying applicant.

The Noise Mitigation Grants Program is one of several funding opportunities the City of San Antonio offers for local businesses. Business owners are encouraged to visit this website for more information about current and upcoming programs.