How to Get Covid-19 Fema Funeral Expenses Assistance

Covid-19 FEMA Funeral Expenses Assistance

Your funeral expenses for your loved one that have died due to covid 19 can be covered once you are approved by going thru the proper application set out by FEMA Funeral Expenses Assistance. Here is the web site to get started:

Santa Ana Cemetery

For more information about this assistance, visit COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

FEMA POLICY: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Individuals and Households Program Policy (Interim) FEMA Policy FD 104-21-0001.


“ FEMA provides financial assistance under the Other Needs Assistance (ONA) provision of the Individuals and Households Program (IHP) to individuals and households with disaster-related funeral expenses. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for funeral costs specifically related to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) for funeral expenses at 100 percent federal cost share. Due to the unprecedented number of deaths caused by COVID-19, FEMA will implement this Interim Policy to streamline the delivery of Funeral Assistance. When implemented, this Interim Policy: • Establishes eligibility criteria for funeral assistance specific to COVID-19 related deaths; • Minimizes the documentation review typically required to award Funeral Assistance; and • Establishes a standard Funeral Assistance maximum award amount for COVID19 related deaths. “

At American Headstones Company we provide this information as another means of financial help for those hit hard by the covid-19 crisis.

But Like all Federal assisted programs there can be long waiting times on the phone and a cutoff date when funds run out but persistence pays off for those that apply and begin the process early.

This is just another tool for those in need. We know that the site has a lot of information to digest but you can check your eligibility and start the process now.

At American Headstone Company we are a premier Headstone design and sales company that provide expert and caring service in creating that unique memorial in stone or Bronze. We service all cemeteries such as RoseHills Memorial, El Toro Memorial, Santa Ana Cemetery, Pacific View and all other cemeteries throughout California. Give us a call if you are searching for a headstone or Monument provider that can give you that personal touch.

Granite inventories are being depleted to a concerning low amount here in the USA due to the covid-19 demand. It is not unusual today to have lead times of 10-15 weeks quoted from local monument manufacturers. You may have to special order any large size granite monument or special granite color which can extend the process another 6-8 months.

We are all suffering this high demand on products and services and the supply chain is having difficulty in making this adjustment back to a normal. Always practice good CDC recommended procedures and always wear a mask.

The Author

Josh Rapozo

American Headstone Company is a family business located in southern California. We have been in business since 1983 offering beautiful Granite memorial stones and cast Bronze flat markers and Bronze memorial plates. We are Orange Counties premier supplier of granite markers to the cemetery industry, offering both flat and vertical grave markers. Our expertise is in the custom design of each headstone, cremation marker, pet marker, tombstone, granite memorial plate, flat cemetery markers and stone monuments.