COVID-19 Pandemic Resources

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Learn about the Affordable Connectivity Program, Emergency Rental Assistance Program and FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance.

Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is making broadband affordable for low-income households.  ACP helps to pay for access to internet that everyone needs for work, school, health care and more.

More About ACP

The ACP benefit provides a discount of:

  • Up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households, or
  • Up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands

Device discount up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)

Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household.  Not every internet provider offers device discounts.

How Can I Qualify?

A household is eligible if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:

  • You, or your child or dependent are enrolled in government programs like SNAP, Medicaid, Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC, or Lifeline;
  • Based on your household income


Learn more by visiting the ACP website:

Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

Many residents and landlords have inquired about the County’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). 

The County of Fresno received $13.9 million from the US Treasury Department and is pending a State Block Grant for an estimated $15.1 million for this program.  The funds will be used for direct financial assistance to eligible renter households in the County’s jurisdiction that have been impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically, the program is intended for back rent owed to landlords.

Please visit the following link for more information, and how to apply for this program:


FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

If you are covering the cost of a COVID-19 funeral, FEMA may be able to help.  You may qualify for up to $9,000 per funeral for expenses.

Visit the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance website to learn more.

FEMA will provide funeral assistance until September 30, 2025 to those who have lost loved ones due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Who is Eligible? 

FEMA may provide COVID-19 Funeral Assistance to you if:

  • You are a US citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified non-citizen.
  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death was attributed to COVID-19; and
  • You are responsible for the eligible funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020.

What's Covered? 

  • funeral expenses

  • cremation

  • interment

  • casket or urn
  • burial plot

  • funeral home equipment or staff
  •   marker or headstone
  • clergy


  • funeral ceremony


  • costs due to local or state government laws or ordinances
  •  transportation for up to two people to identify the person who died


  • transfer of remains


  • costs associated with producing death certificates

To learn more or to start an application, call 844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern Time

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the application process on FEMA's Funeral Assistance FAQ page.