FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has effected many families in Madison County.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Information

The FEMA call center will be open Monday-Friday, 8AM-8PM CST.

1-844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585


When you call, be prepared to supply the info below:

Your Name
Your Social Security Number
Your Date of Birth
Your Address & Telephone number
Your bank information if you desire direct deposit reimbursement


As well as information regarding your loved one that passed away:

Their name
Their Social Security Number
Their Date of Birth
Location where they passed away at


Items you will need:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that includes the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

On June 29, 2021, FEMA amended the policy to allow applicants to submit a statement or letter from the death certificate’s certifying official, medical examiner, or coroner, that attributes the death to COVID-19 fatalities that occurred between Jan. 20 and May 16, 2020.


Once you have finished the phone application, you will be provided with an application number. They may also ask that you provide supporting documents to FEMA for their review.


If we can help you in any way please don’t hesitate to contact us: 859-623-0822