FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY COVID-19 FUNERAL ASSISTANCE
(as of November 23, 2021)
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought grief to every corner of our nation, taking the lives of over 700,000 people. FEMA is committed to reducing the financial burden of these deaths and is providing individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses with funding for eligible costs. Since FEMA began the program, over one billion dollars in assistance has already been distributed.
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020. Like other federal assistance, these funds cannot be used in duplication of other programs. Visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance for guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded.
How to Apply:
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time
Helpline representatives are trained to provide personal application support and answer any questions regarding program eligibility. All questions should be referred to the FEMA Helpline or its website, https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance, for more information.