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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $968 Million

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-148
Release Date:
August 9, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $968 million to more than 147,000 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

5,633

$22,965,880

3,335

ALASKA

130

$337,358

60

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

Less than 10

Less than 10

ARIZONA

4,295

$12,589,904

2,459

ARKANSAS

2,483

$9,704,304

1,526

CALIFORNIA

26,557

$94,638,927

14,606

COLORADO

1,946

$6,517,976

1,154

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,080

$13,975,821

2,003

DELAWARE

780

$2,665,589

422

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

496

$1,640,947

243

FLORIDA

14,483

$45,600,764

8,079

GEORGIA

9,415

$38,234,737

5,516

GUAM

13

$42,162

Less than 10

HAWAII

247

$784,510

134

IDAHO

520

$1,503,911

264

ILLINOIS

10,675

$44,348,425

6,482

INDIANA

4,447

$19,264,891

2,748

IOWA

2,229

$9,976,956

1,391

KANSAS

2,089

$8,353,813

1,273

KENTUCKY

3,354

$14,832,365

2,082

LOUISIANA

4,623

$18,183,958

2,658

MAINE

342

$919,059

172

MARYLAND

5,011

$19,612,601

2,923

MASSACHUSETTS

5,128

$22,313,532

3,203

MICHIGAN

8,596

$32,383,634

5,313

MINNESOTA

2,474

$11,325,546

1,633

MISSISSIPPI

4,045

$15,566,348

2,306

MISSOURI

4,498

$17,965,402

2,847

MONTANA

447

$1,028,543

206

NEBRASKA

1,087

$4,904,764

689

NEVADA

2,157

$6,301,355

1,136

NEW HAMPSHIRE

611

$2,172,961

368

NEW JERSEY

10,719

$44,182,083

6,396

NEW MEXICO

1,392

$3,375,853

666

NEW YORK

23,357

$87,769,114

12,696

NORTH CAROLINA

7,487

$30,235,967

4,558

NORTH DAKOTA

613

$2,547,504

341

OHIO

8,684

$36,130,819

5,603

OKLAHOMA

3,509

$14,555,737

2,264

OREGON

763

$2,107,997

399

PENNSYLVANIA

11,567

$47,678,425

7,284

PUERTO RICO

1,070

$1,770,876

503

RHODE ISLAND

1,043

$3,720,904

539

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,156

$22,098,791

3,202

SOUTH DAKOTA

661

$2,764,935

371

TENNESSEE

6,156

$26,430,790

3,829

TEXAS

22,734

$87,838,158

13,478

U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

26

$73,916

11

UTAH

958

$4,227,171

603

VERMONT

127

$469,287

77

VIRGINIA

5,503

$22,258,436

3,338

WASHINGTON

1,668

$4,694,337

847

WEST VIRGINIA

1,328

$4,773,549

701

WISCONSIN

4,030

$16,838,693

2,555

WYOMING

234

$797,818

138

* 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