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BronxWorks COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Burying your loved ones can be incredibly difficult and costly.

The BronxWorks COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program provides financial support for burial expenses for those impacted by COVID-19 related deaths between January 2020 and present day.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a family member or person responsible for the burial of a deceased person who suffered a COVID-19-related death between January 2020 and now
  • Do not qualify for government benefit due to immigration status
  • Must be a New York City resident (both deceased and applicant)
  • ID Required
  • Must have receipt from funeral home
  • Can’t be already eligible for FEMA or State burial funds
  • Did not already receive burial assistance funds
  • Applicant must have a copy of death certificate

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Tahmina Akter at 646.629.3249 or takter@bronxworks.org. 

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.

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