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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Tops $700 Million

Release Date:
July 19, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA has provided over $710 million to more than 107,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Nearly 2,500 dedicated personnel continue to work with applicants to manually review every application and determine eligibility each week. 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

5,418

$16,622,132

2,402

ALASKA

118

$246,868

45

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

4,106

$9,936,750

1,934

ARKANSAS

2,319

$7,302,910

1,137

CALIFORNIA

25,689

$64,956,446

9,905

COLORADO

1,825

$4,072,986

714

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

2,982

$9,975,225

1,413

DELAWARE

757

$1,973,252

304

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

475

$1,174,676

171

FLORIDA

13,701

$29,705,182

5,182

GEORGIA

9,045

$27,599,243

3,968

GUAM

13

$29,436

Less than 10

HAWAII

233

$518,039

86

IDAHO

490

$1,218,796

215

ILLINOIS

10,262

$33,517,493

4,847

INDIANA

4,247

$13,050,307

1,844

IOWA

2,173

$7,860,229

1,080

KANSAS

2,003

$5,938,188

891

KENTUCKY

3,220

$11,880,056

1,666

LOUISIANA

4,444

$12,840,032

1,863

MAINE

314

$684,159

126

MARYLAND

4,835

$13,130,947

1,926

MASSACHUSETTS

4,948

$16,237,319

2,308

MICHIGAN

8,274

$24,064,377

3,950

MINNESOTA

2,348

$9,382,206

1,341

MISSISSIPPI

3,899

$12,360,074

1,818

MISSOURI

4,201

$15,139,005

2,374

MONTANA

431

$686,016

143

NEBRASKA

1,032

$3,582,750

496

NEVADA

2,052

$4,741,631

859

NEW HAMPSHIRE

589

$1,599,357

265

NEW JERSEY

10,351

$30,571,987

4,381

NEW MEXICO

1,331

$2,426,676

466

NEW YORK

22,492

$61,828,503

8,829

NORTH CAROLINA

7,157

$22,598,913

3,397

NORTH DAKOTA

596

$2,293,817

300

OHIO

8,360

$26,169,041

4,039

OKLAHOMA

3,359

$11,917,001

1,838

OREGON

718

$1,511,071

290

PENNSYLVANIA

11,128

$36,346,130

5,528

PUERTO RICO

1,011

$1,049,065

296

RHODE ISLAND

1,016

$2,887,309

409

SOUTH CAROLINA

4,953

$18,604,142

2,668

SOUTH DAKOTA

637

$2,314,617

308

TENNESSEE

5,911

$19,208,389

2,733

TEXAS

21,826

$67,107,241

10,182

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

23

$56,749

Less than 10

UTAH

908

$3,085,861

441

VERMONT

122

$383,089

62

VIRGINIA

5,288

$16,419,205

2,457

WASHINGTON

1,575

$3,137,068

566

WEST VIRGINIA

1,259

$3,454,189

505

WISCONSIN

3,905

$14,359,109

2,165

WYOMING

214

$609,679

111

* 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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