Where can I find information about financial assistance for funeral costs under the American Rescue Plan Act?
ARPA allocates funding to assist individuals and households with funeral expenses due to COVID-19. This program is run by the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) and is designed to subsidize funeral expenses that were incurred between January 20, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Information about financial assistance for funeral costs can be found in section 4006 of the act.
FEMA is currently working with community stakeholders to implement this program. We recommend checking with the below resources for updates as more information becomes available.
- COVID-19 Funeral Assistance – FEMA
- Fact Sheet—FEMA [PDF] – FEMA
- FEMA Funeral Assistance for COVID-19 – Congressional Research Service
Additional resources may be added to this FAQ when/if sites are updated to reflect ARPA.
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