Traditional casket or cremation urn burials
Fees for burials and related services vary depending on the cemetery and by the type of preferred burial, casket or cremated urn remains. Metro offers assistance with burial services for family members in hospice or who have recently passed away. Metro also can assist individuals and families with pre-planning arrangements, long before a death occurs. Metro’s cemeteries price list describes options and current charges.
There are several options for cremated urn burials in Metro cemeteries. In-ground burials are available, as well as Chestnut Grove Memorial Garden, located within Lone Fir cemetery. The Chestnut Grove Memorial Garden offers a number of choices for memorializing or burying cremated remains.
FEMA COVID-19 funeral assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Congress authorized FEMA to provide financial assistance to individuals who incurred COVID-19-related funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020.
The end of the Public Health Emergency and National Emergency declarations for COVID-19 on May 11, 2023, will not affect the application period for COVID-19 funeral assistance or the eligibility period for COVID-19-related funeral expenses. FEMA will release more information when a deadline for the end date is established.
Learn more about FEMA funeral assistance