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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $888 Million

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-144
Release Date:
August 2, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $888 million to more than 135,000 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-specific Information on COVID-19-related Funeral Cost Assistance

State/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

5,562

$20,875,004

3,022

ALASKA

125

$307,329

55

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

4,230

$11,647,696

2,291

ARKANSAS

2,432

$9,210,111

1,448

CALIFORNIA

26,290

$83,433,610

12,851

COLORADO

1,901

$5,566,742

978

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,053

$12,859,055

1,835

DELAWARE

776

$2,506,199

394

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

489

$1,473,933

216

FLORIDA

14,176

$41,577,352

7,342

GEORGIA

9,310

$35,154,735

5,047

GUAM

13

$32,707

Less than 10

HAWAII

240

$737,790

126

IDAHO

514

$1,422,913

245

ILLINOIS

10,559

$40,584,290

5,919

INDIANA

4,394

$17,373,805

2,470

IOWA

2,215

$9,493,523

1,320

KANSAS

2,069

$7,313,221

1,103

KENTUCKY

3,318

$13,815,322

1,942

LOUISIANA

4,559

$16,341,602

2,384

MAINE

333

$824,021

152

MARYLAND

4,960

$18,081,381

2,681

MASSACHUSETTS

5,077

$20,546,999

2,941

MICHIGAN

8,492

$29,880,195

4,902

MINNESOTA

2,439

$10,867,337

1,566

MISSISSIPPI

3,994

$14,644,715

2,163

MISSOURI

4,386

$17,317,385

2,737

MONTANA

441

$978,218

195

NEBRASKA

1,063

$4,637,152

651

NEVADA

2,117

$5,748,725

1,037

NEW HAMPSHIRE

606

$2,024,960

342

NEW JERSEY

10,613

$40,261,837

5,798

NEW MEXICO

1,369

$3,178,052

623

NEW YORK

23,136

$78,463,913

11,306

NORTH CAROLINA

7,384

$28,099,342

4,234

NORTH DAKOTA

611

$2,498,601

331

OHIO

8,574

$32,897,260

5,103

OKLAHOMA

3,468

$14,079,585

2,185

OREGON

748

$1,866,649

350

PENNSYLVANIA

11,442

$44,492,137

6,782

PUERTO RICO

1,044

$1,561,354

447

RHODE ISLAND

1,035

$3,422,949

492

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,088

$20,898,631

3,024

SOUTH DAKOTA

654

$2,593,144

349

TENNESSEE

6,085

$24,007,882

3,467

TEXAS

22,413

$82,188,963

12,585

U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

23

$65,749

10

UTAH

946

$3,877,342

554

VERMONT

125

$399,388

66

VIRGINIA

5,429

$20,838,650

3,123

WASHINGTON

1,636

$4,155,541

749

WEST VIRGINIA

1,315

$4,369,649

640

WISCONSIN

3,989

$16,070,898

2,431

WYOMING

221

$746,083

131

* 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 August 9, 2021