BOSTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- FEMA is launching a massive funeral assistance program to help families of the half-million Americans who have died from COVID-19.

The program is offering to reimburse Americans up to $9,000 per funeral of a coronavirus victim.

Households that have lost more than one family member to COVID-19 can receive up to $35,000.

The deaths in question would have had to occur after January 20, 2020, and be attributable to coronavirus.

The program begins this Monday.

FEMA received $2 billion from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplement Appropriations Act of 2021.

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