FEMA’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance: September 2022 Update

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PRESS RELEASE

WASHINGTON — FEMA has provided more than $2.7 billion to over 431,000 individuals and families to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020. This assistance helped pay for the funerals of more than 441,000 people who died from COVID-19.

Eligibility determinations are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation. The determinations are not driven by state/locations.

“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
Alabama12,052$66,211,234.959,758
Alaska499$1,773,971.49362
American Samoa31$67,550.5213
Arizona9,518$37,153,805.537,503
Arkansas5,650$28,654,837.844,600
California44,776$225,061,343.4635,208
Colorado5,173$22,389,564.594,122
Connecticut5,179$29,487,423.354,307
Delaware1,659$8,528,921.491,340
District of Columbia794$3,981,535.28598
Florida35,288$159,477,250.4228,534
Georgia21,512$118,901,518.7317,361
Guam33$147,673.1920
Hawaii781$3,410,151.22589
Idaho1,956$8,724,984.441,591
Illinois21,046$118,908,779.8717,270
Indiana11,053$62,821,874.989,067
Iowa4,532$26,898,886.213,779
Kansas4,867$26,162,797.994,035
Kentucky10,017$58,962,156.118,189
Louisiana9,004$48,696,934.067,069
Maine1,193$5,091,940.41950
Marshall IslandsLess than 10$7,148.71Less than 10
Maryland9,186$50,148,596.047,469
Massachusetts9,874$55,201,929.618,104
Michigan18,961$96,901,767.6515,750
Minnesota5,843$32,944,238.744,852
Mississippi8,061$43,150,233.136,383
Missouri10,904$56,316,394.709,032
Montana1,375$5,688,695.501,128
Nebraska2,420$13,879,609.872,012
Nevada4,724$19,385,275.513,666
New Hampshire1,430$6,950,797.011,163
New Jersey17,258$97,522,240.5314,134
New Mexico3,467$14,164,171.412,685
New York37,526$207,311,256.9030,241
North Carolina17,915$95,523,539.3914,659
North Dakota1,226$7,621,185.441,027
Northern Mariana Islands33$82,251.9916
Ohio23,122$125,263,263.9819,338
Oklahoma8,442$43,382,867.706,924
Oregon2,678$9,212,937.302,075
Pennsylvania25,317$139,764,324.6521,174
Puerto Rico2,618$7,640,258.871,941
Rhode Island1,737$9,790,591.891,431
South Carolina11,956$66,052,333.729,805
South Dakota1,199$7,067,537.11987
Tennessee15,213$83,986,021.7812,499
Texas48,240$253,503,492.0539,092
U.S. Virgin Islands80$403,749.3264
Utah2,485$13,736,613.872,025
Vermont320$1,413,259.24257
Virginia12,523$67,748,450.6710,255
Washington4,723$19,279,701.013,641
West Virginia4,222$23,182,085.073,415
Wisconsin8,814$48,820,177.857,380
Wyoming838$3,747,371.19682

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. EDT today, Sept. 6, 2022.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, 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 a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to them for that service so that agency representatives are able to contact them.

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


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