Recovery & Economic Support

The response and recovery from COVID-19 is the largest relief assistance program in American history and tookwill take partnerships at all levels, every step of the way.
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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.

FEMA Assistance

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We are offering individuals and households reimbursement for eligible COVID-19-related funeral expenses.

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We provided additional COVID-19 funding opportunities to state, local, tribal and territorial partners through our Emergency Management PerformanceAssistance to Firefighters and Emergency Food and Shelter grant programs under the CARES Act.

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The CARES Act provides an additional $45 billion to our Disaster Relief Fund, more than doubling the amount available to support the COVID-19 Emergency and Disaster Declarations.

Resource Roadmaps

Get help navigating some of the challenges and resources available to address the COVID-19 pandemic with our resource roadmaps.

The roadmaps:

  • Outline potential solutions and applicable resources, including federal funding support and technical assistance.
  • Describe how to use CARES Act and other federal programs to help solve recovery challenges, avoid potential duplication of benefits, and reimburse associated costs.
  • Inform decisions on how to apply funding to maximize local recovery outcomes.

Local Government Solutions Guides

These Local Government Solutions Guides for COVID-19 and Beyond provide local officials with solutions, resources and case studies to effectively respond to disaster recovery challenges.

COVID-19 Supplemental Resources

Get help navigating the federal programs funded by the COVID-19 supplemental appropriations. Resources can be searched by keyword and/or topic area, such as arts and culture, education, food security, homelessness, nonprofit sustainability, public health, recreation, technology tools and more.

Financial Support for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Governments

Food and Feeding

Homelessness and Housing

Small Business and Economic Resources

Rural and Agricultural Resources

Schools and Daycare Centers


Arts and Culture

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can small businesses get low interest loans when they are closed due to COVID-19?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides several temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

You can apply by visiting the Small Business Administration (SBA) website. Contact SBA by calling 1‐800‐659‐2955 or sending an email to for assistance.

Last updated: Aug. 20, 2020 | Source: FEMA

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I have lost my job and I am unemployed because of the coronavirus. How can I get help?

Check with your state to learn what help is available and to apply for unemployment assistance. States have varying programs that may help those who are facing unemployment situations. FEMA is also providing grants to states that request assistance with payments for lost wages.

For the latest information on financial help visit

Last updated: Aug. 20, 2020 | Source: FEMA

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