FEMA Helps Families Honor a Loved One Lost to COVID-19

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering qualified families up to $9,000 for funeral expenses incurred due to the death of a loved from COVID-19.

We Can Help You Honor a Loved One

Many families have delayed services until it is safe to gather. If you and your family wish to plan a memorial service in your loved one’s honor that includes others within your circle of family and friends – something that many families find to be a meaningful experience – we are here to help. Expenses for memorial services may also be eligible for FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.*

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. On March 24, FEMA has issued its final policy – which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process – for how funds will be distributed to families. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000 per funeral.

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* Families may apply now for reimbursement of expenses for services already performed for a loved one whose death was due to COVID-19. Reimbursement for expenses for services not yet performed will require families to amend their application. FEMA recommends waiting until after all services have been contracted to avoid the hassle of amending an initial application.

FEMA Funeral Assistance Program