FEMA: $29.7 million approved in COVID-19-related funeral costs in La. as of Dec. 6
Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - In a press release Monday, FEMA said it has approved $29.7 million in COVID-19-related funeral costs in Louisiana since Jan. 20, 2020.
According to FEMA, as of Dec. 6, 2021, it has provided over $1.47 billion to nearly 226,000 people to assist with COVID-19-related funeral costs for deaths occurring on or after Jan. 20, 2020.
In Louisiana, there have been 6,816 applications, $29,759,432 million approved, and 4,338 awards, according to FEMA.
Eligibility determinations are not driven by state/location; instead, they are based on when the applicant submits all required documentation, FEMA said.
FEMA said “applications” in its state by state breakdown reflects the number of individuals who called to begin the assistance process.
The full breakdown from FEMA can be found HERE.
Applicants can apply by calling 844-684-6333 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, and multilingual services are available. Additional information can be found HERE.
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