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FEMA still accepting applications to pay funeral expenses for Montanans who lost loved ones during the pandemic

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Roughly 350 Montanans have received federal funds to cover funeral expenses for loved ones they lost to COVID since the beginning of the pandemic.

Roughly 350 Montanans have received federal funds to cover funeral expenses for loved ones they lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is still accepting applications for grants of up to $9,000 per funeral. FEMA has provided about $1.8 million to Montanans out of $1.2 billion it’s distributed nationwide, according to data the agency released this month.

In Wyoming, 217 families received $1.2 million dollars in funding.

Montana has recorded more than 2,400 deaths due to COVID-19, and Wyoming nearly 1,300.