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Posted on: August 19, 2021

FEMA Offering Covid-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

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.

Marty Heidi from Congressman Turner’s Office attended the August 19th 2021 Board of County Commissioner’s meeting and supplied info regarding COVID-19. 

 On April 11th, 2020 Congressman Mike Turner helped announce the start to a program that will provide monetary relief to families who lost loved ones due to COVID-19. FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program, first established under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 which Congressman Turner voted to support, will provide monetary assistance for related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.  

 FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program begins accepting applications today via a phone call to 844-684-6333. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9am to 9pm ET. Additional detailed information is available on the FEMA Funeral Assistance website.  The number to Congressman Turner’s Dayton office for assistance is (937) 225-2843.”

 

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