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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $800 Million

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-140
Release Date:
July 26, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $804 million to nearly 122,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Over 3,000 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 assistance process.

Please find state-specific information below:

State/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

5,497

$18,847,915

2,725

ALASKA

120

$272,547

49

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

4,165

$10,653,978

2,081

ARKANSAS

2,380

$8,339,235

1,303

CALIFORNIA

26,002

$73,740,763

11,278

COLORADO

1,870

$5,104,812

894

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,020

$11,778,576

1,669

DELAWARE

767

$2,261,513

357

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

482

$1,324,745

192

FLORIDA

13,943

$35,333,731

6,201

GEORGIA

9,180

$31,536,352

4,534

GUAM

13

$29,436

Less than 10

HAWAII

239

$563,060

97

IDAHO

501

$1,347,669

233

ILLINOIS

10,417

$37,028,830

5,383

INDIANA

4,329

$15,408,197

2,184

IOWA

2,193

$8,964,487

1,237

KANSAS

2,043

$6,638,552

1,001

KENTUCKY

3,270

$13,117,518

1,837

LOUISIANA

4,496

$14,803,361

2,150

MAINE

323

$742,177

136

MARYLAND

4,906

$16,086,040

2,384

MASSACHUSETTS

5,008

$18,346,318

2,612

MICHIGAN

8,391

$27,261,204

4,468

MINNESOTA

2,396

$10,251,224

1,472

MISSISSIPPI

3,947

$13,564,796

1,995

MISSOURI

4,294

$16,055,288

2,529

MONTANA

439

$834,889

170

NEBRASKA

1,045

$4,216,285

585

NEVADA

2,085

$5,403,888

970

NEW HAMPSHIRE

596

$1,832,459

308

NEW JERSEY

10,497

$35,225,381

5,059

NEW MEXICO

1,344

$2,890,144

566

NEW YORK

22,825

$69,283,023

9,942

NORTH CAROLINA

7,276

$25,132,786

3,788

NORTH DAKOTA

605

$2,367,613

310

OHIO

8,469

$29,029,411

4,489

OKLAHOMA

3,415

$13,296,110

2,058

OREGON

731

$1,722,875

326

PENNSYLVANIA

11,293

$41,946,317

6,373

PUERTO RICO

1,036

$1,199,428

342

RHODE ISLAND

1,024

$3,233,689

464

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,029

$19,892,055

2,866

SOUTH DAKOTA

646

$2,501,872

335

TENNESSEE

6,001

$22,547,203

3,234

TEXAS

22,128

$74,943,013

11,431

U, S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

23

$56,749

Less than 10

UTAH

926

$3,619,067

516

VERMONT

123

$397,088

65

VIRGINIA

5,367

$19,497,780

2,918

WASHINGTON

1,606

$3,621,920

650

WEST VIRGINIA

1,290

$3,952,221

580

WISCONSIN

3,941

$15,293,522

2,309

WYOMING

217

$691,413

123

* 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 26, 2021