The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. 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.
FEMA's COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Webpage has now been updated to include the "go-live" date of Monday, April 12, the toll free registration phone number of 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) and call center hours of operation (Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern). All applications must be started by phone. If an applicant calls this number prior to April 12th, there is a recording which provides the "go-live" date, the documentation required, and some tips to help with the registration process.
Applications begin on April 12, 2021
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
You will be able to call this dedicated toll-free phone number to get an application completed with help from FEMA's representatives.
Once an applicant has applied for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance and is provided an application number, they may provide supporting documentation to FEMA a few ways:
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