FEMA FUNERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. Most notably, FEMA shared that the maximum financial assistance will be $9,000 per funeral. Complete program details are available on FEMA's website.
Call FEMA at 1-844-684-6333 or TTY:1-800-462-7585 to initiate the process
FEMA will not call anyone until they have called this number and have applied for assistance
Be aware of fraudulent callers
Submit required documentation Upload at www.disasterassistance.gov
Fax to 1-855-261-3452
Mail to P.O. Box 10001, Hyattsville, MD 20782
Required documentation for submission:
An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States
Proof of funeral expenses which includes: the applicant’s name, decedent’s name, total amount, and date that expenses were incurred.
Insurance or other funds specifically for use towards funeral costs.
Eligible individuals will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option is selected when the application is submitted to FEMA.
Funerals & COVID-19
April 16, 2021
Graumlich Funeral Home has served the Columbus Community in their time of need since 1862.
We care deeply about the health and well-being of our guests and employees.
We will continue monitoring and evaluating developments of COVID-19 and adhere to the guidance provided by the CDC and any local or state mandates.
As of July 23, 2020 the Governor issued a statewide mask mandate.
Individuals with specifically documented legal, life, health or safety considerations
are exempt from wearing a face mask ~
Graumlich Funeral Home Staff will be wearing face covering (mask) for everyone's safety.
Graumlich Funeral Home believes gathering and fellowship during a time of loss is an essential component of the grieving process. All events, private and public, will have restricted attendance based on space to accommodate social distancing requirements issued by the State of Ohio. In order to protect all guests and funeral home staff, and to comply with the Responsible Restart Ohio initiative, we respectfully ask all individuals entering our facilities to wear a face covering at all times. The face covering should fully cover your nose and mouth.
Live Streaming of funeral service available to the families we serve, upon request.
Social distancing is the best way to limit the spread of the COVID-19.
If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of COVID-19 please refrain from going out into the public. Staying home speeds your recovery and prevents spreading illness, as well as protects those in high-risk groups. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services.
We provide the following options for your health concerns in response to COVID 19
Online Live Meeting/Arrangements with funeral director via Zoom or Online Collaboration via Graumlich Funeral Home website (private) between family and funeral director when making arrangements. As always we will be in continue contact with family through phone calls, emails, and text messaging.
Online Memorial Tributes (we have offered for many years)
This allows you to leave a condolence message to the family on their loved one's tribute page, post memories, photos, or view online tribute video on individual's tribute page on Graumlich Funeral Home website (www/graumlichfuneralhome.com)
Live streaming of Funeral Service - If family requests and authorizes, Graumlich Funeral Home will live stream the funeral service with family permission on Graumlich Funeral Home Website for anyone to view service live on the tribute page.
Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their needs on an individual basis. Graumlich Funeral Home remains focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices and helping bereaved families with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months.