COVID-19 funeral assistance program applications to open in April: Schumer, AOC

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shared more details about the COVID-19 funeral assistance program meant to help families who’ve suffered financial burden after losing loved ones to COVID-19, Queens and the Bronx Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced on Wednesday, March 24.

FEMA will help pay for the COVID-19-related funeral and burial costs families and individuals may have incurred as a result of the pandemic, as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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