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

Release Date Release Number
HQ-21-166
Release Date:
August 23, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $1.044 billion to nearly 159,000 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

5,853

$24,641,682

3,569

ALASKA

137

$385,697

68

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$9,000

Less than 10

ARIZONA

4,416

$13,561,825

2,648

ARKANSAS

2,637

$10,489,295

1,647

CALIFORNIA

27,061

$102,740,013

15,803

COLORADO

2,031

$7,017,951

1,251

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,136

$14,847,131

2,136

DELAWARE

802

$2,824,668

449

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

508

$1,757,899

261

FLORIDA

15,313

$49,412,502

8,736

GEORGIA

9,712

$41,311,445

5,966

GUAM

13

$51,162

Less than 10

HAWAII

259

$831,609

141

IDAHO

552

$1,744,382

302

ILLINOIS

10,926

$47,464,239

6,935

INDIANA

4,570

$20,738,572

2,953

IOWA

2,260

$10,588,382

1,473

KANSAS

2,152

$9,178,696

1,402

KENTUCKY

3,450

$16,110,397

2,252

LOUISIANA

4,790

$20,086,000

2,928

MAINE

350

$1,055,833

193

MARYLAND

5,108

$21,376,882

3,169

MASSACHUSETTS

5,244

$23,584,690

3,384

MICHIGAN

8,803

$34,749,315

5,702

MINNESOTA

2,542

$12,197,121

1,760

MISSISSIPPI

4,191

$16,714,558

2,470

MISSOURI

4,768

$19,430,901

3,077

MONTANA

464

$1,228,376

237

NEBRASKA

1,122

$5,239,629

736

NEVADA

2,260

$6,820,269

1,233

NEW HAMPSHIRE

622

$2,400,348

401

NEW JERSEY

10,921

$47,449,378

6,845

NEW MEXICO

1,438

$3,740,454

729

NEW YORK

23,851

$94,784,920

13,682

NORTH CAROLINA

7,704

$32,387,892

4,859

NORTH DAKOTA

631

$2,716,757

364

OHIO

8,859

$38,584,016

5,971

OKLAHOMA

3,619

$15,400,123

2,394

OREGON

800

$2,355,380

444

PENNSYLVANIA

11,799

$51,442,620

7,814

PUERTO RICO

1,108

$1,993,766

555

RHODE ISLAND

1,066

$4,050,782

585

SOUTH CAROLINA

5,314

$23,760,876

3,422

SOUTH DAKOTA

671

$3,000,660

407

TENNESSEE

6,345

$28,707,577

4,153

TEXAS

23,441

$94,851,698

14,501

U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

27

$85,194

14

UTAH

1,010

$4,542,288

648

VERMONT

129

$516,897

86

VIRGINIA

5,648

$23,982,082

3,586

WASHINGTON

1,742

$5,384,142

970

WEST VIRGINIA

1,363

$5,169,563

757

WISCONSIN

4,096

$18,055,856

2,749

WYOMING

248

$911,066

159

* 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 23, 2021