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FEMA's Covid-19 Funeral Assistance Application Now Open to Public


April 13, 2021

A candle lit service was held on March 17, 2021 in the capital of the Navajo Nation in honor and remembrance of all Navajo citizens lost to COVID-19. - Photo courtesy of the Navajo Nation

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened its application to the general public on Monday its Covid-19 financial assistance program. The program was funded from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez encourages Navajo families that incurred expenses related to Covid-19 to apply through FEMA for financial assistance

"Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have lost more than 1,262 of our people to Covid-19 on the Navajo Nation. The pandemic has brought grief and financial burden for many of our Navajo families, but it has also made us stronger and resilient," Nez said. "We are also in the process of working with FEMA to establish a system where our Navajo people can apply in-person if they are unable to apply by phone. We will provide more information."


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