As of February 28, FEMA has approved over $1.9 billion in assistance to help people with COVID-19-related funeral expenses. While the assistance we provide can never replace the loss of a loved one, FEMA is working tirelessly with applicants to ease some of the burden of this devastating pandemic.
As part of a national effort to speed the pace of COVID-19 vaccination campaigns, FEMA is collaborating with other federal agencies, state, local, tribal, territorial, voluntary, faith-based and private sector partners.
When states began requesting federal support to advance the COVID-19 vaccination mission, FEMA was quick to respond, readily available to aid communities in need. In Pennsylvania, the City of Philadelphia received FEMA support at two mass vaccination clinics: The Center City Vaccination Center (CCVC), a Type 1 federal pilot Community Vaccination Center, and the Esperanza Community Vaccination Center (ECVC), a Type 2 pilot site in North Philadelphia.
FEMA Reservist and Creative Services Manager Joe Castel is deployed to support COVID-19 response efforts. Castel shares how the Klamath Tribal Health and Family Services in Oregon is making a difference in the fight against COVID-19.
One of the biggest challenges we face at FEMA is making sure that we get important messages to the people who need them. Whether we are warning people about an approaching hurricane, explaining how to stay safe during an earthquake or sharing information on how to get vaccinated during a pandemic, communication is vital to the success of FEMA’s mission.
When times are tough, you may feel pressure to make quick decisions. Scammers rely on this sense of urgency to trick people into giving them money and personal information. Staying informed and calm can help you avoid these types of scams.