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The lists below contain information on local venues and businesses that may be of interest to the families that we serve.

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Chattanooga National Cemetery

Chattanooga National Cemetery

1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Lillie Mae's Place

Lillie Mae's Place

4712 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga 37415
Jason's deli

Jason's deli

2115 gunbarrel Road, Suite 14
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Hospice of Chattanooga

Donate Life

Donate Life

651 East Fourth Street, University Tower, Suite 402
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Holiday Inn Express Inn  Suites

Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites

4820 Hixson Pike
Hixson 37343
Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn

1920 Hamill Road
Hixson 37343
district 3 hotel

district 3 hotel

100 West 21st Street
Chattanooga, TN 37408

Glorious Counseling

5113 Highway 58, Suite 212
Chattanooga, TN 37416
Gloria A. Deml Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor

Grief Counseling, Depression, anxiety, Marital Issues

FEMA-COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses

FEMA-COVID-19 Financial Assistance for Funeral Expenses

500 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243

Dear Tennessee Funeral Professional:
The Tennessee Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers is notifying consumers and funeral professionals that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has issued its final policy on providing financial assistance related to COVID-19 related funeral expenses. The federal agency said the financial assistance it will provide will be a maximum of $9,000 per funeral.
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19 related funeral expenses after January 20, 2020. FEMA has issued its final policy — which includes details such as eligibility and documentation criteria and the application process —for how funds will be distributed to families. Additional information can be found here.
As part of its policy, FEMA will only award COVID-19 Funeral Assistance for a deceased individual on a single application. If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should register under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. The applicant or co-applicant must have incurred the funeral expenses. The deceased individual’s documentation status is not considered as part of the reimbursement process, but the applicant(s) must be U.S. citizens, legal residents, asylees, refugees or non-citizen nationals.
Families should decide who the applicant and any co-applicants will be and to gather the documents they need to be reimbursed for expenses. The applicant must provide the following documents:
• A copy of the death certificate. The death certificate must indicate the death "may have been caused by" or "was likely a result of" COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are also considered sufficient.
• Proof of funeral expenses incurred. Documentation (receipts, funeral home contract, etcetera) must include the applicant’s name as the responsible person for the expense, the deceased individual’s name, the amount of funeral expenses and that funeral expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020.
Eligible funeral expenses include but are not limited to:
• Transportation for up to two individuals to identify the deceased individual
• Transfer of remains
• Casket or urn
• Burial plot or cremation niche
• Marker or headstone
• Clergy or officiant services
• Arrangement of the funeral ceremony
• Use of funeral home equipment or staff
• Cremation or interment costs
• Costs associated with producing and certifying multiple death certificates
• Additional expenses mandated by any applicable local or state government laws or ordinances.
If applicants have already received reimbursement for certain funeral expenses through government agencies, voluntary agencies, nonprofits, burial or funeral insurance then they cannot resubmit those same expenses for reimbursement through this FEMA-administered program. If they received any outside assistance, they must include documentation of this assistance in their application. If they received financial assistance through the deceased’s life insurance policy, they may still apply for reimbursement.

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