FEMA provides more than $2 billion in COVID-19 Funeral Assistance and funds are still available

INDIANA – As of April, FEMA had distributed more than $2.1 billion in financial assistance given to families who’ve lost a loved one to COVID-19.

$43 million of that amount went to Hoosier families. But the program is not done yet. FEMA still has financial assistance available. 

Financial assistance is available for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020. IDHS highly encourages people to use this benefit to ease the monetary burden created by losing a family member to COVID-19.   

More than 22,000 Hoosiers have died from COVID-19, but only 6,200 families have applied for and received funeral assistance.    

A list of the conditions that must be met to receive assistance is available here.