FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, their mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide up to $9,000 of financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. Learn more at FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Webpage.

Application Period Opened on April 12, 2021

The COVID-19 incident period ended on May 11, 2023.
FEMA will continue to provide 
funeral assistance until Sept. 30, 2025, to those who have lost loved ones due to this pandemic.

All Applicants Must Initially Call the
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday | 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

No online applications will be accepted.

When you call, it should take about 20 minutes to apply. FEMA will not rush through calls because they intend to make sure every applicant gets their questions answered and receives the help they need to apply. Read more at FEMA's Funeral Assistance FAQ Webpage.

It is important to gather all necessary information and documentation before applying for assistance. This will help us take the application and process it in a timely manner.

After you have applied and are given an application number, you may provide supporting documentation to FEMA a few ways:

- Upload to your DisasterAssistance.gov account
- Fax documents: 855-261-3452.
- Mail documents: P.O. BOX 10001, Hyattsville, MD 20782

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Links and Resources: