NEWS RELEASE: FEMA Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses

Posted on Sep 17, 2021 in Information and News Releases, News Stories

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

MAJOR GENERAL KENNETH S. HARA
DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

LUKE P. MEYERS
ADMINISTRATOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

FEMA Providing Financial Assistance for COVID-19 Related Funeral Expenses

HONOLULU – The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. The Hawai`i Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) would like to remind all residents that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

There is no deadline to apply and applicants will have the ability to open a case. Applicants may apply by calling 844-684-6333 (TTY: 800-462-7585) from 3 a.m. to 3 p.m. HST, Monday through Friday. Multilingual services are available.

At both at FEMA and HI-EMA, our missions are 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.

Registration information and resources can be found at: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov

Funeral Assistance FAQs: https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance/faq

ASL Video: https://youtu.be/DgvN_9m58Z0

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Contact:
Douglas Carroll
Public Information Officer (TA)
[email protected]
808-285-1516

Hollie Reina
Public Relations Specialist HI-EMA
[email protected]
808-620-5423

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