FEMA: 1 year since launch of COVID funeral assistance

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Apr 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-14 13:39:19-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KERO) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched its COVID-19 funeral assistance program one year ago.

Since then, FEMA has given more than $2 billion to about 326,000 people who lost loved ones to the virus.

Applicants received an average of $6,500.

The program covers several expenses, including the transfer of remains, burial plots, caskets, services, cremation, and headstones.