Mississippi Covid-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023. FEMA will continue to provide funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.

Mississippi

Incident Period: Jan 20, 2020 - May 11, 2023

Declaration Date: Apr 5, 2020

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How You Can Get Vaccinated

The CDC is providing recommendations to federal, state, and local governments about who should be vaccinated first.

CDC’s recommendations are based on those of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent panel of medical and health experts

To find a provider near you:

? Search http://vaccines.gov
? Text your ZIP code to 438829 GETVAX) in English or 822862 (VACUNA) in Spanish
? Call 1-800-232-0233

Ensuring Equitable Vaccine Access

FEMA is committed to ensuring every person who wants a vaccine gets one. We are supporting the state by providing equipment, funding and personnel to vaccination centers.  Civil Rights | Equity

Funeral Assistance

COVID-19 funeral grants can help with funeral services and interment or cremation.

You may qualify if:

  1. You are a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who paid for funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  2. The funeral expenses are for an individual whose death in the United States, U.S. territories or the District of Columbia, were likely the result of COVID-19.

Funeral Assistance Line

Call 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) to apply for assistance Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time.

Multilingual services are available. The assistance line can help applicants in nearly 40 languages.
 

Find additional facts at https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq

Rumor Control

To distinguish fact from rumor regarding the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Coronavirus Rumor Control.

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $51,551,188.05
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $51,551,188.05
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 7600
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $339,290,761.45
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $353,864,026.45
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Amount
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) - Dollars Obligated $3,489,076.28
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