WASHINGTON — FEMA has provided more than $447 million to 66,800 people to assist with COVID-19 related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.

Nearly 2,500 dedicated FEMA employees continue to work with applicants to review every application and determine eligibility each week. Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation.

“Applications” in the below chart reflect the number of individuals who called to begin the process for assistance.

Please find below state-specific information:

State/Territory

Applications

Amount Approved

Number of Awards

ALABAMA

5,185

$10,896,364

1,561

ALASKA

108

$121,710

20

AMERICAN SAMOA

Less than 10

$0

0

ARIZONA

3,838

$4,721,635

876

ARKANSAS

2,177

$4,548,918

693

CALIFORNIA

24,602

$39,433,578

5,946

COLORADO

1,716

$2,064,916

364

COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANAS

Less than 10

$4,344

Less than 10

CONNECTICUT

2,846

$6,966,213

983

DELAWARE

704

$1,123,258

172

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

454

$846,955

122

FLORIDA

12,959

$21,137,095

3,658

GEORGIA

8,568

$17,452,887

2,497

GUAM

11

$20,436

Less than 10

HAWAII

222

$316,740

50

IDAHO

459

$673,586

117

ILLINOIS

9,644

$21,225,722

3,058

INDIANA

3,985

$8,403,195

1,187

IOWA

2,075

$5,399,127

737

KANSAS

1,896

$4,544,720

676

KENTUCKY

3,054

$5,830,373

809

LOUISIANA

4,248

$7,943,971

1,135

MAINE

280

$346,945

69

MARYLAND

4,574

$8,260,084

1,207

MASSACHUSETTS

4,705

$9,706,990

1,372

MICHIGAN

7,776

$14,066,404

2,306

MINNESOTA

2,196

$5,467,485

772

MISSISSIPPI

3,715

$5,877,846

850

MISSOURI

3,914

$7,311,740

1,101

MONTANA

396

$407,277

82

NEBRASKA

971

$2,227,146

306

NEVADA

1,946

$2,795,802

508

NEW HAMPSHIRE

551

$929,202

153

NEW JERSEY

9,889

$18,022,328

2,555

NEW MEXICO

1,266

$1,426,207

265

NEW YORK

21,350

$40,055,997

5,624

NORTH CAROLINA

6,737

$14,395,949

2,155

NORTH DAKOTA

568

$1,170,090

154

OHIO

7,888

$19,200,191

2,957

OKLAHOMA

3,202

$7,557,679

1,133

OREGON

663

$1,090,855

204

PENNSYLVANIA

10,572

$25,555,906

3,872

PUERTO RICO

968

$278,526

77

RHODE ISLAND

980

$2,271,657

323

SOUTH CAROLINA

4,730

$10,554,616

1,486

SOUTH DAKOTA

603

$1,603,913

208

TENNESSEE

5,627

$12,502,192

1,777

TEXAS

20,655

$48,091,192

7,218

UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS

22

$29,885

Less than 10

UTAH

856

$1,950,901

274

VERMONT

117

$192,885

32

VIRGINIA

4,998

$10,133,182

1,493

WASHINGTON

1,465

$2,116,419

365

WEST VIRGINIA

1,182

$2,035,400

290

WISCONSIN

3,734

$6,085,512

872

WYOMING

200

$436,280

77

* Funeral assistance data can/will change daily; the information reflects data as of 8 a.m. today,
 

Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available. Applicants who use a relay service, such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel, should provide FEMA with the specific number assigned to them for that service so that agency representatives are able to contact them.

Additional information about COVID-19 funeral assistance, including frequently asked questions, is available on FEMA.gov.

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