FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID- 19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. FEMA's mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.
Examples of eligible expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation may include, but not limited to:
Transportation for up to two people to identify the deceased individual
The transfer of remains, a casket or urn
A burial plot or cremation niche
A marker or headstone
Clergy or officiant services
The arrangement of a funeral ceremony
The use of funeral home equipment or staff
Cremation or interment costs
Costs associated with producing multiple death certificates