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Information on COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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If you paid for funeral costs for someone who died from COVID-19 after January 20, 2020, FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program may be able to help by providing up to $9,000 for expenses. The program will cover many types of costs, including:

  • The use of a funeral home equipment or staff
  • Clergy or officiant services
  • Cremation or burial costs
  • The transfer of remains or transportation to identify a deceased individual

To apply, call the FEMA helpline. There is no online application. Help is available in several languages.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Helpline

844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Additional details about requirements are listed here. This flier also provides more information about the program.

Information is also available in multiple languages on FEMA's website.

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