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

Release Date Release Number
HQ-22-052
Release Date:
May 2, 2022

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $2.3 billion to more than 351,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020. This assistance helped pay for the funerals of more than 369,000 people who died from COVID-19.

FEMA’s COVID-19 funeral assistance reached its one-year anniversary recently and has some notable achievements. The funeral assistance webpage, COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov, has had over 8.2 million views and has been translated into 13 languages. Informational graphics were translated into 29 languages. Thousands of letters, personal calls and auto-caller communications have been made to assist applicants. The average award is approximately $6,500, and the eligibility rate is nearly 97%.  

Eligibility determinations are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation. The determinations are not driven by state/locations.

“Applications” in the chart below 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

11,340

$54,507,202.97

7,991

Alaska

444

$1,352,830.38

268

American Samoa

17

$33,801.77

Less than 10

Arizona

8,878

$29,563,514.85

5,967

Arkansas

5,299

$22,891,367.97

3,623

California

41,882

$188,215,608.58

29,321

Colorado

4,783

$17,523,024.89

3,201

Connecticut

4,815

$24,337,419.97

3,554

Delaware

1,528

$6,625,685.43

1,050

District Of Columbia

756

$3,372,868.41

501

Florida

33,147

$136,211,653.29

24,183

Georgia

20,182

$98,345,548.56

14,287

Guam

31

$135,055.19

19

Hawaii

687

$2,341,509.50

407

Idaho

1,792

$6,587,621.47

1,172

Illinois

19,624

$96,136,153.91

14,015

Indiana

10,321

$49,097,175.58

7,055

Iowa

4,236

$21,177,533.50

2,962

Kansas

4,504

$20,547,283.39

3,171

Kentucky

9,123

$45,628,516.57

6,317

Louisiana

8,462

$40,083,277.89

5,817

Maine

1,059

$3,370,311.93

626

Maryland

8,573

$41,135,067.29

6,123

Massachusetts

9,157

$43,144,865.47

6,269

Michigan

17,642

$76,766,420.10

12,468

Minnesota

5,347

$25,379,238.82

3,713

Mississippi

7,496

$33,553,702.17

4,965

Missouri

10,164

$45,629,008.34

7,284

Montana

1,260

$4,487,641.63

891

Nebraska

2,247

$10,535,851.17

1,528

Nevada

4,374

$15,293,360.32

2,826

New Hampshire

1,302

$5,304,945.80

882

New Jersey

16,156

$82,010,382.00

11,898

New Mexico

3,166

$10,443,924.71

1,975

New York

35,201

$179,287,766.47

26,156

North Carolina

16,680

$79,249,600.94

12,117

North Dakota

1,138

$6,136,738.88

826

Northern Mariana Islands

31

$59,378.99

10

Ohio

21,560

$101,251,456.74

15,619

Oklahoma

7,848

$34,870,244.51

5,521

Oregon

2,405

$6,764,504.24

1,465

Pennsylvania

23,362

$113,187,003.99

17,153

Puerto Rico

2,199

$5,218,317.01

1,371

Rhode Island

1,637

$8,037,094.60

1,176

South Carolina

11,186

$53,721,711.89

7,927

South Dakota

1,115

$5,667,989.74

788

Tennessee

14,129

$67,666,788.01

9,976

Texas

45,287

$217,042,015.21

33,387

U.S. Virgin Islands

77

$319,671.06

51

Utah

2,329

$10,734,214.70

1,564

Vermont

274

$1,113,255.96

199

Virginia

11,529

$53,216,320.79

8,033

Washington

4,304

$14,505,646.10

2,685

West Virginia

3,796

$17,411,878.35

2,549

Wisconsin

8,292

$38,113,075.40

5,754

Wyoming

776

$2,923,341.45

532

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. EDT Monday, May 2, 2022.

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EDT, 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 May 2, 2022