Those who lost loved ones due to COVID-19 can receive funeral reimbursements through a Federal Emergency Management Agency program.

Under the American Rescue Plan and Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, FEMA provides financial assistance for those who lost a loved one to COVID-19 after January 20, 2020.

State Rep. Dan Brady, who also serves as a Funeral Director at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington, said the act provides up to 9-thousand dollars in funding for each individual who died from COVID-19.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 570-thousand Americans have died from the virus.