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Short Title(s) as Introduced

COVID–19 Funeral Assistance Fund

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Official Title as Introduced

To direct the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to establish a fund to provide financial assistance for funeral expenses related to a deceased individual who died of COVID-19, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
05/12/2020Introduced in House

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05/13/2020Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
05/12/2020Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/12/2020Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Transportation and Infrastructure05/12/2020 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management05/13/2020 Referred to

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Introduced in House (05/12/2020)

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Fund

This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide financial assistance to individuals (both citizens and nonresident aliens) and funeral homes for the funeral expenses of an individual who died of COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) without sufficient insurance to pay for such expenses, through the establishment of a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Fund.

The bill requires an application for assistance to include certain information, including (1) the amount of funeral expenses incurred between January 21, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and (2) proof that COVID-19 was the direct or indirect cause of death of the deceased individual. The bill also limits assistance for funeral expenses to $10,000 for each deceased individual and prohibits FEMA from requiring residence in a presidentially-declared disaster area as a condition for receiving assistance.