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FEMA Provides COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-152
Release Date:
August 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $1 billion to nearly 155,000 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/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

5,717

$23,963,650

3,475

ALASKA

135

$371,231

66

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$9,000

Less than 10

ARIZONA

4,357

$13,107,840

2,565

ARKANSAS

2,553

$10,148,428

1,597

CALIFORNIA

26,790

$99,973,471

15,406

COLORADO

1,977

$6,847,604

1,219

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,106

$14,556,618

2,090

DELAWARE

791

$2,743,445

437

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

500

$1,711,013

254

FLORIDA

14,816

$48,199,732

8,532

GEORGIA

9,542

$40,021,429

5,787

GUAM

13

$42,162

Less than 10

HAWAII

249

$813,801

138

IDAHO

533

$1,599,385

280

ILLINOIS

10,806

$46,278,073

6,775

INDIANA

4,508

$20,207,834

2,883

IOWA

2,243

$10,292,293

1,435

KANSAS

2,115

$8,898,840

1,363

KENTUCKY

3,392

$15,738,338

2,206

LOUISIANA

4,693

$19,459,914

2,844

MAINE

346

$999,729

185

MARYLAND

5,066

$20,882,251

3,103

MASSACHUSETTS

5,181

$23,042,072

3,301

MICHIGAN

8,682

$33,947,261

5,575

MINNESOTA

2,505

$11,810,354

1,708

MISSISSIPPI

4,113

$16,271,217

2,406

MISSOURI

4,621

$18,930,273

3,001

MONTANA

457

$1,080,053

217

NEBRASKA

1,108

$5,140,872

722

NEVADA

2,205

$6,574,514

1,190

NEW HAMPSHIRE

617

$2,318,756

390

NEW JERSEY

10,820

$46,397,928

6,714

NEW MEXICO

1,420

$3,583,165

703

NEW YORK

23,614

$92,074,920

13,314

NORTH CAROLINA

7,584

$31,783,527

4,775

NORTH DAKOTA

624

$2,639,372

353

OHIO

8,774

$37,718,763

5,846

OKLAHOMA

3,557

$14,940,968

2,328

OREGON

778

$2,216,516

420

PENNSYLVANIA

11,691

$49,979,375

7,623

PUERTO RICO

1,083

$1,920,010

538

RHODE ISLAND

1,058

$3,876,892

561

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,236

$23,155,370

3,344

SOUTH DAKOTA

670

$2,887,129

390

TENNESSEE

6,243

$27,899,613

4,040

TEXAS

23,062

$92,470,250

14,184

U, S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

26

$78,939

13

UTAH

990

$4,436,623

634

VERMONT

127

$504,797

84

VIRGINIA

5,579

$23,267,224

3,493

WASHINGTON

1,702

$5,084,511

913

WEST VIRGINIA

1,349

$5,093,067

746

WISCONSIN

4,063

$17,540,907

2,668

WYOMING

240

$836,825

145

 

* 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 16, 2021