Immediate Resources

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses for COVID-19-related deaths that occurred after January 20, 2020. The assistance is limited to a maximum of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application. Funeral assistance is intended to help with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. To apply for the program, call the COVID-19 funeral assistance line at 844-684-6333 (toll free) Monday through Friday, 8 am-8 pm (Central Time). For more information, visit FEMA’s website.