April 13, 2021 12:48 pm Funeral Assistance Included in Most Recent COVID-19 Legislation The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed into law by President Biden on March 11, includes a provision extending financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. The assistance covers up to $9,000 per funeral and $35,000 per application. For more details about the program, click here. SHARE News & Knowledge All Curi recommendations are based on current CDC criteria at the time of publication. CDC guidance for SARS-CoV-2 infection may, or may not, be adopted by state and local health departments to respond to rapidly changing local circumstances. Providers should always check with their local health department to see if the CDC’s guidance on any given topic has been modified (particularly if more restrictive) from the CDC’s recommended guidelines. Follow this link https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html for contact information to your state/local health department. If local recommendations vary from those of the CDC, and you are unsure what recommendations to follow, then it is safer to follow the more restrictive guidelines/recommendations.