NFDA to Host Webinar with FEMA to Explain How Funeral Reimbursement Funds Will Be Dispersed
Last week, President Biden signed the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” which included financial assistance for funeral costs for deaths related to COVID-19 occurring on or after January 1, 2021. This is an extension of the funding allocated in the “Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020” for deaths due to COVID between January 20 and December 31, 2020.
After both of these bills became law, it became FEMA's responsibility to determine how it will disperse funds (e.g., determine who is eligible, what funeral-related expenses are eligible, how much is available to each family, how families can apply, etc.).
We expect FEMA to release information later this month for the funds allocated under the “Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020.” We expect, information about how it will disperse funds allocated under the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” will be released in the future.
Since March 2020, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) has been working on funeral assistance for families that experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID and has been directly involved with the officials at FEMA who are now responsible for developing policies governing the implementation and disbursement of this funding.
NFDA Host Webinar with FEMA Officials
On Thursday, March 25 at 12pm CT, NFDA will host a free webinar during which representatives with FEMA will discuss the funeral reimbursement funding for families of COVID victims. During this webinar, FEMA will share details about how funds will be dispersed (e.g., determine who is eligible, what funeral-related expenses are eligible, how much is available to each family, how families can apply, etc.).
Register online (members must be logged into the website to view this webinar in the events calendar) • Download the registration form..