United Way of Greater McHenry County works to unite people and resources to build a stronger community. We are grateful for our partnerships and to be able to work closely with other agencies and organizations to bring our neighbors information that will benefit them! We would like to share that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.


The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought grief to every corner of our nation and has taken the lives of over 700,000 people. FEMA is committed to reducing the financial burden on these deaths and is providing individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses with funding for eligible costs.


FEMA is providing financial assistance to COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 2020. Click below for guidance and eligibility requirements and types of services funded. All questions should be referred to the FEMA Helpline at (844) 684-6333 or on their website at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.