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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Surpasses $525 Million

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-133
Release Date:
July 6, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $525 million to more than 78,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Nearly 2,500 dedicated FEMA employees continue to work with applicants to manually review every application and determine eligibility each week. 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 process for assistance.

Please find below state-specific information:

State-specific Information on COVID-19-related Funeral Cost Assistance

State/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

5,270

$13,272,720

1,915

ALASKA

112

$123,084

21

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

3,930

$6,192,546

1,154

ARKANSAS

2,217

$5,431,874

844

CALIFORNIA

25,014

$47,440,472

7,192

COLORADO

1,769

$2,620,070

457

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

2,893

$8,067,941

1,135

DELAWARE

722

$1,316,269

201

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

463

$922,346

135

FLORIDA

13,267

$23,626,292

4,096

GEORGIA

8,749

$21,131,001

3,034

GUAM

12

$29,436

Less than 10

HAWAII

225

$366,617

57

IDAHO

468

$762,735

132

ILLINOIS

9,898

$24,224,101

3,490

INDIANA

4,093

$9,982,603

1,413

IOWA

2,107

$6,371,858

868

KANSAS

1,928

$4,946,995

740

KENTUCKY

3,101

$7,497,229

1,040

LOUISIANA

4,321

$9,331,808

1,341

MAINE

296

$415,729

79

MARYLAND

4,666

$9,953,374

1,448

MASSACHUSETTS

4,799

$12,141,591

1,705

MICHIGAN

7,976

$17,444,070

2,860

MINNESOTA

2,247

$6,705,934

957

MISSISSIPPI

3,775

$7,383,566

1,070

MISSOURI

4,008

$9,060,636

1,385

MONTANA

406

$485,893

98

NEBRASKA

993

$2,541,647

347

NEVADA

1,990

$3,432,443

615

NEW HAMPSHIRE

562

$1,064,381

179

NEW JERSEY

10,087

$21,816,173

3,092

NEW MEXICO

1,292

$1,627,862

308

NEW YORK

21,767

$45,468,237

6,403

NORTH CAROLINA

6,896

$16,751,947

2,516

NORTH DAKOTA

576

$1,442,491

192

OHIO

8,085

$21,768,917

3,350

OKLAHOMA

3,260

$8,858,231

1,335

OREGON

677

$1,202,299

227

PENNSYLVANIA

10,778

$29,868,039

4,552

PUERTO RICO

984

$456,676

133

RHODE ISLAND

992

$2,440,253

346

SOUTH CAROLINA

4,819

$12,467,544

1,770

SOUTH DAKOTA

617

$1,884,888

249

TENNESSEE

5,726

$14,309,009

2,035

TEXAS

21,059

$53,570,453

8,062

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

22

$47,885

Less than 10

UTAH

876

$2,279,720

324

VERMONT

118

$285,388

46

VIRGINIA

5,117

$12,128,016

1,783

WASHINGTON

1,495

$2,378,909

416

WEST VIRGINIA

1,203

$2,461,819

358

WISCONSIN

3,792

$7,444,381

1,077

WYOMING

208

$481,536

86

 

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. today.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 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. 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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Last updated July 19, 2021