COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
of up to $9,000 is Available from FEMA
Applications Are Being Accepted by Telephone Only
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is now providing financial assistance of up to $9,000 per deceased person for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. There is NO CURRENT DEADLINE for application.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application completed with help from FEMA's representatives. Multilingual services will be available.

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on FEMA's Funeral Assistance FAQ page.

Only One Application per Deceased Person: If multiple people paid for the funeral, a combined application must be made on their behalf. Please note that only a person – not an institution (for example, a church) – may file an application for this funeral assistance.
APPLICANTS SHOULD KEEP TRYING: Please note that FEMA's phone lines were overwhelmed when this program opened on April 12 and at times you may get a busy signal or your call may not connect. Please persist and do not be concerned: there is currently NO DEADLINE for application.