FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance State-by-State Breakdown as of Feb. 7, 2022

Release Date Release Number
HQ-22-019
Release Date:
February 7, 2022

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $1.78 billion to more than 273,000 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

9,644

$44,845,109

6,549

ALASKA

359

$1,029,185

197

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$33,802

Less than 10

ARIZONA

7,318

$21,703,845

4,311

ARKANSAS

4,427

$18,745,895

2,956

CALIFORNIA

36,197

$161,212,123

24,944

COLORADO

3,878

$11,861,861

2,111

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

23

$26,584

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

4,152

$20,674,673

3,003

DELAWARE

1,223

$5,142,070

817

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

661

$2,933,878

433

FLORIDA

28,625

$112,469,779

19,944

GEORGIA

17,085

$79,963,675

11,564

GUAM

28

$115,033

16

HAWAII

551

$1,829,919

311

IDAHO

1,453

$4,370,741

752

ILLINOIS

16,305

$71,821,456

10,499

INDIANA

8,222

$33,229,002

4,758

IOWA

3,566

$16,574,398

2,315

KANSAS

3,554

$14,394,267

2,224

KENTUCKY

7,099

$31,973,507

4,416

LOUISIANA

7,453

$35,062,179

5,100

MAINE

770

$2,323,055

424

MARYLAND

7,151

$32,367,851

4,812

MASSACHUSETTS

7,103

$33,687,637

4,870

MICHIGAN

14,653

$54,133,154

8,891

MINNESOTA

4,430

$18,476,699

2,709

MISSISSIPPI

6,337

$28,764,750

4,254

MISSOURI

8,250

$33,343,527

5,276

MONTANA

1,034

$2,999,293

586

NEBRASKA

1,827

$7,990,406

1,147

NEVADA

3,671

$12,062,653

2,201

NEW HAMPSHIRE

1,017

$3,832,805

622

NEW JERSEY

14,121

$68,276,759

9,938

NEW MEXICO

2,518

$7,042,138

1,366

NEW YORK

31,047

$146,215,579

21,322

NORTH CAROLINA

13,655

$60,057,123

9,122

NORTH DAKOTA

982

$5,047,981

681

OHIO

16,940

$69,959,832

10,779

OKLAHOMA

6,334

$26,217,936

4,111

OREGON

1,882

$5,163,876

1,081

PENNSYLVANIA

19,208

$86,438,058

13,099

PUERTO RICO

1,780

$4,261,452

1,140

RHODE ISLAND

1,393

$6,927,257

1,016

SOUTH CAROLINA

9,246

$41,937,890

6,116

SOUTH DAKOTA

961

$4,742,258

659

TENNESSEE

11,636

$52,395,280

7,617

TEXAS

38,490

$176,672,388

26,997

U. S. VIRGIN ISLANDS

55

$256,738

40

UTAH

1,931

$7,921,468

1,129

VERMONT

213

$820,698

142

VIRGINIA

9,316

$39,354,227

5,932

WASHINGTON

3,487

$10,792,020

1,949

WEST VIRGINIA

2,882

$11,516,087

1,692

WISCONSIN

6,676

$27,164,772

4,144

WYOMING

639

$2,177,727

394

 

* 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 Jan. 20, 2020.

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

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Last updated February 15, 2022