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FEMA Weekly Update of State-Specific Funeral Assistance Information

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-115
Release Date:
June 1, 2021

WASHINGTON -- In the short time since FEMA began accepting COVID-19 funeral assistance applications, the agency has already disbursed more than $128 million to nearly 19,000 applicants.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Please note, phone calls from FEMA may come from an unidentified number. Additional information about the assistance and frequently asked questions are available on FEMA.gov.

“Applications” in the chart below, reflect the number of people who called to begin the assistance process. Once someone has applied for assistance, they have six months to return requested information to help process the claim. Once applicants have supplied all documentation, a FEMA case worker reviews, and an eligibility determination is made in less than 25 days.

Please find below state-specific information:

State/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

4,712

$1,986,922

272

ALASKA

92

$11,050

2

AMERICAN SAMOA

4

 $0

0

ARIZONA

3,407

$634,524

116

ARKANSAS

1,972

$874,169

130

CALIFORNIA

22,387

$14,273,288

2,111

COLORADO

1,429

$476,399

80

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

3

 $4,344

1

CONNECTICUT

2,553

$2,422,702

336

DELAWARE

605

$380,491

59

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

407

$209,447

29

FLORIDA

11,531

$8,336,237

1,445

GEORGIA

7,661

$3,092,738

449

GUAM

8

$0

0

HAWAII

200

$44,102

10

IDAHO

385

$242,101

47

ILLINOIS

8,566

$7,695,464

1,112

INDIANA

3,512

$1,118,426

152

IOWA

1,896

$1,048,310

137

KANSAS

1,704

$399,225

55

KENTUCKY

2,719

$1,043,777

144

LOUISIANA

3,838

$1,901,368

271

MAINE

229

$78,985

20

MARYLAND

4,050

$2,084,190

292

MASSACHUSETTS

4,275

$2,134,232

301

MICHIGAN

6,733

$2,565,689

410

MINNESOTA

1,933

$987,102

144

MISSISSIPPI

3,379

$1,192,880

163

MISSOURI

3,467

$1,206,130

176

MONTANA

343

$65,833

14

NEBRASKA

863

$603,910

80

NEVADA

1,752

$464 ,217

79

NEW HAMPSHIRE

473

$269,489

47

NEW JERSEY

8,886

$8,133,359

1,133

NEW MEXICO

1,117

$368,746

73

NEW YORK

19,192

$18,597,697

2,585

NORTH CAROLINA

5,957

$5,577,227

833

NORTH DAKOTA

513

$274,859

36

OHIO

6,961

$8,327,993

1,276

OKLAHOMA

2,894

$1,329,203

190

OREGON

570

$243,491

47

PENNSYLVANIA

9,446

$5,233,781

775

PUERTO RICO

845

$71,612

18

RHODE ISLAND

910

$984,692

135

SOUTH CAROLINA

4,251

$1,452,511

198

SOUTH DAKOTA

527

$526,969

66

TENNESSEE

5,040

$2,239,439

304

TEXAS

18,488

$11,887,401

1,738

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

18

$8,855

1

UTAH

763

$664,107

96

VERMONT

103

$47,672

8

VIRGINIA

4,459

$2,416,999

350

WASHINGTON

1,282

$418,263

68

WEST VIRGINIA

1,031

$264,189

41

WISCONSIN

3,391

$1,170,399

164

WYOMING

174

$136,524

22

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. ET Monday, June 1, 2021.

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Last updated June 1, 2021