We, like you, are continuing to learn more about the announcement that FEMA is making available financial assistance for funeral costs related to COVID-19 deaths that occurred after January 20, 2020. FEMA does not contact you prior to your registering for assistance.
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Applications begin on April 12, 2021
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time
Here are some links that you might find useful:
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance link: COVID-19 Funeral Assistance | FEMA.gov
Funeral Assistance FAQ link: Funeral Assistance FAQ | FEMA.gov
FEMA Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths Press Release: FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths | FEMA.gov
FEMA Policy FD 104-21-0001 link: FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths | FEMA.gov
We are here to help you. While we, too, are learning more what we currently understand:
The applicant must register on a yet unavailable 800 phone number, this will be the only way to register and start the process. FEMA anticipates the 800 number being available in early April.
Take the guess work and uncertainty out of sending a sympathy expression by ordering online through our website. We will coordinate delivery with the florist and ensure that your expression arrives on time.
Meet our caring team of funeral professionals who are here to assist you through every step.
With three locations, Kearns Funeral Service can serve your family from our facility on Kimball Avenue in Waterloo, at Garden View Chapel in Waterloo, and in La Porte City.