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Archive April 2021

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News You Can Use: April 26, 2021

This week features information about the group Support After Death by Overdose and an interview with co-founder Glen Lord. It also features:  Links to the FEMA Funeral Assistance flyer in 14 languages; Data on Mass. Funeral Assistance applications; Information about Unemployment Insurance payment deferments; and 6 tips on effective hand sanitizer.

News You Can Use: April 20, 2021

This week we share information on our partnership with the Mass. Attorney General's Office to get the word out about FEMA Funeral Assistance scams. We also tell you about call volume crashes at the FEMA hotline; how many Massachusetts residents called; Changes in how long-term care Covid-19 deaths are reported; RMV has extended a grace period for vehicle inspections; Funeral Directors and referral fees; a new family support group; Maine cremation pyres plan; and upcoming FEMA Assistance webinars for consumers.

News You Can Use: April 12, 2021

Today we include some new and updated information you will find of value to share with families and/or your community regarding the FEMA Funeral Assistance benefit.

News You Can Use: April 9, 2021

The FEMA Funeral Assistance Program will begin taking applications on Monday, April 12th.  Today we shared some information and tips to help families.


News You Can Use: April 6, 2021

This week we share the CDC's revised guidance on cleaning and disinfecting your establishments. We also provide a summary of what funeral directors need to consider prior to the launch of the FEMA Funeral Reimbursement Program on April 12.

News You Can Use: April 2, 2021

This week we updated you on the FEMA Funeral Assistance Program which begins on April 12. We shared more information, fact sheets and other tools to help you answer families' questions. Also this week we shared that COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of death in 2020 in the U.S; Funeral pyres proposed in Maine and the Springfield Clerks Office will be closed due to COVID-19 quarantine.