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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown

Release Date:
September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $1.089 billion to more than 165,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation.

“Applications” in the below chart reflect the number of individuals who called to begin the assistance process.

Please find state-specific information below:

State/Territory

Applications

Amount  Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

6,380

$25,481,088

3,681

ALASKA

150

$425,535

75

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$9,000

Less than 10

ARIZONA

4,682

$14,224,568

2,756

ARKANSAS

2,914

$10,858,180

1,702

CALIFORNIA

27,948

$108,268,237

16,593

COLORADO

2,148

$7,352,857

1,301

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,211

$15,150,629

2,176

DELAWARE

828

$2,972,062

469

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

522

$1,881,198

276

FLORIDA

17,560

$51,839,867

9,132

GEORGIA

10,524

$43,014,906

6,189

GUAM

14

$51,162

Less than 10

HAWAII

281

$854,056

144

IDAHO

602

$1,848,074

322

ILLINOIS

11,318

$49,139,206

7,165

INDIANA

4,774

$21,377,122

3,039

IOWA

2,343

$11,119,664

1,548

KANSAS

2,289

$9,623,864

1,465

KENTUCKY

3,701

$16,730,137

2,329

LOUISIANA

5,173

$21,138,494

3,069

MAINE

366

$1,115,274

203

MARYLAND

5,281

$22,080,896

3,269

MASSACHUSETTS

5,387

$24,484,735

3,509

MICHIGAN

9,094

$35,935,084

5,873

MINNESOTA

2,625

$12,496,288

1,804

MISSISSIPPI

4,481

$17,388,500

2,564

MISSOURI

5,221

$20,224,789

3,195

MONTANA

497

$1,284,458

246

NEBRASKA

1,176

$5,453,680

764

NEVADA

2,421

$7,057,964

1,275

NEW HAMPSHIRE

641

$2,486,479

412

NEW JERSEY

11,245

$49,062,867

7,049

NEW MEXICO

1,510

$3,957,403

767

NEW YORK

24,508

$99,961,662

14,385

NORTH CAROLINA

8,265

$33,662,408

5,043

NORTH DAKOTA

643

$2,797,135

374

OHIO

9,189

$39,935,037

6,163

OKLAHOMA

3,896

$15,887,386

2,466

OREGON

874

$2,531,224

477

PENNSYLVANIA

12,128

$53,414,515

8,087

PUERTO RICO

1,232

$2,187,025

601

RHODE ISLAND

1,097

$4,252,117

615

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,710

$24,571,831

3,529

SOUTH DAKOTA

683

$3,109,737

422

TENNESSEE

6,847

$29,941,562

4,330

TEXAS

25,000

$99,918,374

15,227

U, S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

29

$85,194

14

UTAH

1,082

$4,760,734

676

VERMONT

132

$546,315

91

VIRGINIA

5,897

$25,120,738

3,747

WASHINGTON

1,878

$5,765,902

1,041

WEST VIRGINIA

1,441

$5,369,036

790

WISCONSIN

4,218

$18,509,117

2,816

WYOMING

271

$982,138

170

 

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.

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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