FEMA Funeral Assistance Hotline to Open April 12
Late-yesterday, FEMA announced that individuals will be able to begin applying for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance on April 12. The FEMA Funeral Assistance website has been updated with the phone numbers that families can call to begin the application process.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
844-684-6333 ● TTY: 800-462-7585
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT
Up-to-date information about the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program can be found on the FEMA Funeral Assistance Page in NFDA’s COVID-19 Information Hub.
Exclusive Free Member Webinar
FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance – Connecting With Families & Your Community
Tuesday, April 6 ● 2 p.m. CT
No CE Hours
Randy Anderson, NFDA president-elect, Radney Funeral Home, Alexander City, Alabama
Tom Sproles, Sproles Family Funeral Home, New Castle, Indiana
Anna Bernfeld, NFDA senior vice president, Membership
Lesley Witter, NFDA senior vice president, Advocacy
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide up to $9,000 in financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
Through this assistance, our government is recognizing the great loss our country has suffered because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is your chance to be a leader in your community!
While we recognize that funeral directors are not responsible for administering this assistance, helping to educate the families you serve and your community about its availability will go a long way in helping them honor the lives of their loved ones. Families and your community will see you as a key resource they can turn to in times of need.
Hear from two funeral directors, Randy Anderson and Tom Sproles, who are already taking steps to educate their families about the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance and learn about an exclusive toolkit NFDA has developed to help members reach out their community.
Registration is limited to 1,000 people!
Members: be sure you are logged into the NFDA website to view and register for this free webinar.