FEMA Offers Families Funeral Assistance for COVID-Related Deaths


Did your loved one pass due to COVID-19? Starting April 12, 2021 FEMA has opened COVID-19 Funeral Assistance applications for individuals and households. FEMA is offering reimbursement for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for up to $9,000. We encourage Tribal members to collect the required documents and call FEMA. The death certificate must indicate that COVID-19 played a role. This also applies to those who may have committed suicide.

You will need the following documents:

  1. Death certificate
  2. Proof of funeral expenses
  3. Insurance or other funeral benefits

Eligible funeral expenses include but are not limited to:

  • Transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual
  • Transfer of remains
  • Casket or urn
  • Burial plot or cremation niche
  • Marker or headstone
  • Clergy or officiant services

Applications opened April 12th

To apply call: 844-684-6333 or TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time

Learn more at FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Here is a video: FEMA: Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19-Related Funeral Expenses – YouTube