COVID-19 Funeral Assistance


Beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021, under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 to qualified applicants. 

To apply, contact the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line:  844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585 

Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday | 8 AM – 8 PM Central Time

For more information including Frequently Asked Questions and eligibility guidelines, visit FEMA’s Funeral Assistance website here. Please note, online applications will not be accepted and multilingual services will be available.


FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program will not contact anyone until they have called FEMA or have applied for assistance. DO NOT disclose personal information such as the name, birth date or social security number of any deceased family member to any unsolicited telephone calls or e-mails from anyone claiming to be a federal employee or from FEMA. Stay up to date on current fraud alerts and information here.