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

Release Date Release Number
HQ-22-002
Release Date:
January 3, 2022

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $1.6 billion to more than 247,000 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

9,077

$40,711,969

5,962

ALASKA

303

$851,462

159

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$22,968

Less than 10

ARIZONA

6,363

$20,301,974

4,028

ARKANSAS

4,059

$16,870,200

2,673

CALIFORNIA

34,022

$149,873,954

23,252

COLORADO

3,318

$10,759,863

1,917

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

10

$17,584

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

3,705

$19,160,084

2,782

DELAWARE

1,077

$4,799,044

757

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

619

$2,770,764

406

FLORIDA

26,666

$99,142,983

17,613

GEORGIA

15,820

$70,159,216

10,155

GUAM

25

$88,952

12

HAWAII

501

$1,577,243

274

IDAHO

1,255

$3,627,920

630

ILLINOIS

14,158

$67,588,813

9,903

INDIANA

6,886

$29,886,822

4,284

IOWA

3,128

$15,471,381

2,161

KANSAS

3,123

$13,356,949

2,060

KENTUCKY

6,279

$27,714,169

3,834

LOUISIANA

7,059

$32,160,873

4,677

MAINE

616

$1,994,873

364

MARYLAND

6,393

$30,357,161

4,514

MASSACHUSETTS

6,384

$32,025,694

4,629

MICHIGAN

12,397

$48,901,321

8,056

MINNESOTA

3,759

$17,306,916

2,547

MISSISSIPPI

5,982

$26,040,281

3,850

MISSOURI

7,194

$30,020,458

4,762

MONTANA

918

$2,639,687

513

NEBRASKA

1,588

$7,510,882

1,078

NEVADA

3,292

$11,071,734

2,014

NEW HAMPSHIRE

851

$3,552,211

579

NEW JERSEY

12,881

$64,463,063

9,392

NEW MEXICO

2,138

$6,491,849

1,261

NEW YORK

28,424

$136,536,032

19,931

NORTH CAROLINA

12,211

$53,870,554

8,190

NORTH DAKOTA

877

$4,677,261

634

OHIO

14,080

$57,534,910

8,884

OKLAHOMA

5,724

$23,321,918

3,658

OREGON

1,631

$4,259,741

866

PENNSYLVANIA

16,352

$72,739,330

11,083

PUERTO RICO

1,591

$3,693,412

1,002

RHODE ISLAND

1,259

$6,521,350

956

SOUTH CAROLINA

8,467

$37,796,829

5,509

SOUTH DAKOTA

862

$4,496,637

618

TENNESSEE

10,576

$47,457,084

6,878

TEXAS

35,873

$159,125,879

24,386

U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

49

$203,546

32

UTAH

1,674

$7,140,566

1,015

VERMONT

177

$733,242

129

VIRGINIA

8,177

$35,327,285

5,337

WASHINGTON

3,022

$9,565,550

1,723

WEST VIRGINIA

2,531

$9,548,670

1,409

WISCONSIN

5,715

$24,847,079

3,810

WYOMING

552

$1,806,630

322

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. EST today.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, 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 video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, should give FEMA the number for that service.

While COVID-19 Funeral Assistance can be processed as a reimbursement, applicants are not required to pay for funeral expenses prior to receiving assistance. Applicants must provide FEMA with a signed funeral home contract, invoice or similar legal documentation that shows the individual incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses on or after January 20, 2020.

Additional information about COVID-19 funeral assistance, including frequently asked questions, is available on FEMA.gov.

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Last updated January 3, 2022