Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. Today, FEMA has issued its final policy – which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process – for how funds will be distributed to families.

Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will now be $9,000 per funeral. Read the NFDA Bulletin: https://filecloud.nfda.org/url/xxuutbqdyfmzbd3x