Funeral Assistance

FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number | Applications begin on April 12, 2021
(844) 684-6333 | TTY: (800) 462-7585
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

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. Today, 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.