Public assistance is available through FEMA for funeral costs for those who have passed due to COVID-19.  This assistance is eligible to any U.S. citizen who has paid for a funeral after January 20th, 2020 with documentation that the cause of death was or was suspected to be COVID-19.

There is no online application, but applicants can apply via a 20 minute phone call to FEMA’s Public Assistance Hotline: 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585.  As of right now, there is no deadline to apply.  Required information and documentation can be found in the F.A.Q. link below.

Useful Links

F.A.Q. on Funeral Public Assistance

Video Explanation of Funeral Public Assistance


Grief Resources

Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center or call 833-492-0094

Disaster Distress Hotline or call 800-985-5990