FEMA’S COVID-19 Funeral Fund Distributes Over $1.78B to Families

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WASHINGTON — FEMA has provided over $1.78 billion to more than 273,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation.

“Applications” in the below chart reflect the number of individuals who called to begin the assistance process.

Please find state-specific information below:

State/TerritoryApplicationsAmount ApprovedNumber of Awards
ALABAMA9,644$44,845,1096,549
ALASKA359$1,029,185197
AMERICAN SAMOALess than 10$33,802Less than 10
ARIZONA7,318$21,703,8454,311
ARKANSAS4,427$18,745,8952,956
CALIFORNIA36,197$161,212,12324,944
COLORADO3,878$11,861,8612,111
COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS23$26,584Less than 10
CONNECTICUT4,152$20,674,6733,003
DELAWARE1,223$5,142,070817
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA661$2,933,878433
FLORIDA28,625$112,469,77919,944
GEORGIA17,085$79,963,67511,564
GUAM28$115,03316
HAWAII551$1,829,919311
IDAHO1,453$4,370,741752
ILLINOIS16,305$71,821,45610,499
INDIANA8,222$33,229,0024,758
IOWA3,566$16,574,3982,315
KANSAS3,554$14,394,2672,224
KENTUCKY7,099$31,973,5074,416
LOUISIANA7,453$35,062,1795,100
MAINE770$2,323,055424
MARYLAND7,151$32,367,8514,812
MASSACHUSETTS7,103$33,687,6374,870
MICHIGAN14,653$54,133,1548,891
MINNESOTA4,430$18,476,6992,709
MISSISSIPPI6,337$28,764,7504,254
MISSOURI8,250$33,343,5275,276
MONTANA1,034$2,999,293586
NEBRASKA1,827$7,990,4061,147
NEVADA3,671$12,062,6532,201
NEW HAMPSHIRE1,017$3,832,805622
NEW JERSEY14,121$68,276,7599,938
NEW MEXICO2,518$7,042,1381,366
NEW YORK31,047$146,215,57921,322
NORTH CAROLINA13,655$60,057,1239,122
NORTH DAKOTA982$5,047,981681
OHIO16,940$69,959,83210,779
OKLAHOMA6,334$26,217,9364,111
OREGON1,882$5,163,8761,081
PENNSYLVANIA19,208$86,438,05813,099
PUERTO RICO1,780$4,261,4521,140
RHODE ISLAND1,393$6,927,2571,016
SOUTH CAROLINA9,246$41,937,8906,116
SOUTH DAKOTA961$4,742,258659
TENNESSEE11,636$52,395,2807,617
TEXAS38,490$176,672,38826,997
U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS55$256,73840
UTAH1,931$7,921,4681,129
VERMONT213$820,698142
VIRGINIA9,316$39,354,2275,932
WASHINGTON3,487$10,792,0201,949
WEST VIRGINIA2,882$11,516,0871,692
WISCONSIN6,676$27,164,7724,144
WYOMING639$2,177,727394

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. EST today.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Please note, phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Applicants who use a relay service, such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, should give FEMA the number for that service.

While COVID-19 funeral assistance can be processed as a reimbursement, applicants are not required to pay for funeral expenses prior to receiving assistance. Applicants must provide FEMA with a signed funeral home contract, invoice, or similar legal documentation that shows the individual incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Additional information about COVID-19 funeral assistance, including frequently asked questions, is available on FEMA.gov.


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