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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $600 Million

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-134
Release Date:
July 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – FEMA has provided over $606 million to more than 91,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Nearly 2,500 dedicated personnel 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

5,343

$14,959,099

2,153

ALASKA

115

$175,695

29

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

4,020

$8,056,001

1,540

ARKANSAS

2,258

$6,339,945

987

CALIFORNIA

25,339

$55,810,625

8,502

COLORADO

1,792

$3,242,587

567

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

2,933

$8,860,613

1,250

DELAWARE

745

$1,448,233

223

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

468

$1,013,505

149

FLORIDA

13,497

$26,183,554

4,562

GEORGIA

8,911

$23,518,729

3,385

GUAM

12

$29,436

Less than 10

HAWAII

229

$425,819

67

IDAHO

479

$964,769

171

ILLINOIS

10,087

$27,666,625

3,994

INDIANA

4,177

$11,422,202

1,618

IOWA

2,139

$6,910,892

941

KANSAS

1,967

$5,472,277

815

KENTUCKY

3,168

$10,046,623

1,401

LOUISIANA

4,385

$10,386,478

1,500

MAINE

307

$506,465

94

MARYLAND

4,746

$11,247,534

1,647

MASSACHUSETTS

4,876

$13,763,986

1,938

MICHIGAN

8,116

$20,343,570

3,356

MINNESOTA

2,305

$8,253,217

1,173

MISSISSIPPI

3,849

$9,942,050

1,455

MISSOURI

4,109

$12,516,073

1,949

MONTANA

415

$550,718

111

NEBRASKA

1,013

$2,727,320

373

NEVADA

2,022

$3,798,179

684

NEW HAMPSHIRE

577

$1,226,552

205

NEW JERSEY

10,219

$25,355,840

3,606

NEW MEXICO

1,312

$1,911,585

364

NEW YORK

22,117

$53,346,999

7,555

NORTH CAROLINA

7,017

$19,298,442

2,900

NORTH DAKOTA

584

$1,862,045

243

OHIO

8,224

$23,697,091

3,645

OKLAHOMA

3,304

$10,096,584

1,539

OREGON

698

$1,259,348

239

PENNSYLVANIA

10,961

$32,580,801

4,967

PUERTO RICO

1,004

$719,899

213

RHODE ISLAND

1,006

$2,646,590

372

SOUTH CAROLINA

4,886

$16,058,044

2,293

SOUTH DAKOTA

627

$1,992,174

266

TENNESSEE

5,823

$15,721,451

2,239

TEXAS

21,444

$58,392,722

8,821

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

22

$47,885

Less than 10

UTAH

891

$2,476,468

357

VERMONT

121

$321,583

52

VIRGINIA

5,200

$13,506,349

2,008

WASHINGTON

1,535

$2,618,268

465

WEST VIRGINIA

1,232

$2,904,566

424

WISCONSIN

3,845

$11,684,892

1,738

WYOMING

212

$546,678

96

* 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