Monterey County Funeral Assistance Program is Accepting Applications – KION546
Monterey County, California. (KION-TV) – In an effort to help those whose loved ones died from COVID-19, Monterey County is offering its Funeral Assistance Program some much-needed funds as families mourn.
Overall the county saw 795 people die as a result of the virus. Two additional COVID-related deaths were recently listed. November 17, 2022, according to county data,
The program covers up to $9,000 in funeral expenses Families immersed in the grief of losing their loved ones,
It is also retrospective to January 20, 2020, when the virus had barely begun to make an impact globally and on the Central Coast.
An existing program run by FEMA also helps those with similar funding but is limited to US citizens. Monterey County’s program helps anyone living in the county as long as they have receipts and paperwork that show the decedent was living in the county at the time of their passing.
“The only difference between the FEMA program and us is that our resources are somewhat limited,” said Daniel Gonzalez, a staff member with the Monterey County Office of Emergency Services. “We are encouraging people who had these expenses to apply as soon as possible so that we can help them.”
The number to call and apply is 831-356-3137. That number is open from Monday to Wednesday from 8 am to 11 pm
The County has begun processing applications on November 14, 2022.
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