Here at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home, we want to assure you that we are committed to following national, state, and local guidelines regarding the pandemic. We are continuing to encourage safe social distancing and wearing a face covering while in the funeral home.

Our highest priority is the safety of our family's and employees. We ask that if you are not feeling well, feverish, or if you have recently been exposed to someone with        COVID-19, to please stay home and watch your loved one's service via Livestream on our website.

                                                                     covid - 19 funeral assistance

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,
FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

To be eligible for assistance:

- The death must have occurred in the United States.

- The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.

- The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.

- The applicant must be the one that paid the funeral bill and have a receipt showing how funds were received.

**Please note that under this assistance, any source of payment designated specifically to pay for a funeral in anticipation of a future death
cannot be reimbursed. Examples of this would be funeral insurance, pre-paid funeral contract, pre-paid trust, or an irrevocable trust for Medicare**

Funeral Homes are not eligible to apply on behalf of the family, but we want you to know we are here to help you with this process
and help provide you with any of the documents that you may need including copies of receipts.

Applications began on April 12, 2021 and are only accepted via telephone.
Please call 844-684-6333 Monday – Friday from 9am to 9pm to begin the application process.
A FEMA representative will walk you through the steps. The process should take roughly 20 minutes.
You will be given an application number at this time and supporting documentation will need to be sent to FEMA via fax, mail, or uploaded online.

Please visit the FEMA website for additional information.

Again, please know that we are here to help you with this process. We want our family’s to be aware of this assistance and ease any
financial burden that may have been brought about by the pandemic.