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FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for deaths related to COVID-19. For information about this program, please visit the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program.

Key things to know:

  • Go to FEMA website to get detailed information on:
    • Who can apply
    • How to apply
    • What documents are needed
  • It is recommended to gather all your documents before calling FEMA.

  • One of the documents required by FEMA is a long form death certificate which shows the cause of death information indicating the person died of COVID-19. Long form death records can be ordered from the state. If ordering from the county, records are available up to six months from the date of death.

  • Contact the medical certifier listed on the death certificate if you think a correction to the cause of death is required on the death certificate.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not be reaching out to individuals about this program, applicants need to contact FEMA as instructed by the FEMA website.