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Tenn. officials announce COVID-19 funeral expense assistance program

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  --  If you’ve lost someone to COVID-19 be aware that federal aid is available to cover funeral expenses.

The funding was authorized as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan passed earlier this year. The aid is retroactive to January of 2021.

You can apply to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for up to $9,000 worth of funeral cost assistance.

As of Thursday morning, 16,927 Tennesseans have died as a result of COVID-19 complications.

Be sure and check the program details before applying.

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