COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many families. At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during, and after disasters. We are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus.

Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA will provide financial assistance for COVID-19-related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for funeral assistance, you must meet these conditions:

  • The death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • The death certificate must indicate the death was attributed to COVID-19.
  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or a qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after January 20, 2020.
  • There is no requirement for the deceased person to have been a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien.

How to Apply

In April, FEMA will begin accepting applications. If you had COVID-19 funeral expenses, we encourage you to keep and gather documentation. Types of information should include:

  • An official death certificate that attributes the death directly or indirectly to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
  • Funeral expenses documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that include the applicant’s name, the deceased person’s name, the amount of funeral expenses, and the dates the funeral expenses happened.
  • Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs. We are not able to duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, government agencies, or other sources.

How are Funds Received

If you are eligible for funeral assistance you will receive a check by mail, or funds by direct deposit, depending on which option you choose when you apply for assistance.

Community Event Hosting

The Davis Cemetery District is pleased to host a variety of public events on District Grounds. Requests for the use of the grounds should be directed to the District Superintendent for review and approval. The District Superintendent will serve as the lead partner and will provide basic marketing and set-up support. The coordinating group and/or individual will be responsible for the day-to-day planning of the event. Requests for monetary support should be presented to the District Superintendent, by the coordinating group, for approval.

Current annual event coordinate contacts:

Memorial Day: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6949

Dia de los Muertos: Sandra Rodriguez, County of Yolo

Veterans Day:  Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 6949

Remembrance Day: Emily Ault, Yolo County Health and Human Services

Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Are you looking for something do you with your kids, while maintaining social distance from others?

Since March 2020, the District has seen an increase in the number of families visiting the cemetery grounds. We have developed a 10 stop scavenger hunt as a way to support healthy outdoor activities for children and families.

The scavenger hunt is designed to educate children about the history of our cemetery. We invite you to print the scavenger hunt here or visit our office Monday – Friday from 8 am to 3 pm to pick up a hard copy.

Once you complete the scavenger hunt, feel free to stop by the main office to pick up a prize.

Looking for other outdoor activities? Visit our 10 things to do page here.

 

 

Become a Volunteer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in giving back to our community?

Do you enjoying gardening and working outdoors?

Are you looking to obtain volunteer hours?

Do you want to learn more about the historic Davis Cemetery District?

If you answered yes to any other these questions, the Davis Cemetery is the right place for you! Whether you’re an avid gardener looking for a place to display your work, a high school student looking for an extracurricular activity, or a community member looking to obtain community service hours, the Davis Cemetery welcomes you to volunteer year around.

For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please stop by the District office or email jess@daviscemetery.org.

ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their gravesites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand-painted Easter egg pot complete with lilies and carnations. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us. Arrangements will be placed on the graves on April 1st.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check, cash, or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at jess@daviscemetery.org or by phone at 530-756-7807.

Davis Cemetery Veteran’s Day Ceremony @ 11am

The Davis Cemetery District, in collaboration with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VRW) Post 6949 in Davis, is hosting its annual Veterans Day Remembrance on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 820 Pole Line Road.  Please join this remembrance of those men and women who have served in the military, defending and protecting the United States.

The Davis Brass Ensemble begins playing at 10:30 am.  The formal part of the program starts at 10:50 am with an explanation of the Bells of Peace, followed by the posting of the colors by the UC Davis ROTC, and vocal performances from Carol Kessler and the Davis High School Madrigal Choir.

Speakers include VFW Post 6949 Commander Jay Brookman, Davis City Council Member Dan Carson, and Superior Court Judge David Rosenberg. The program also includes a poetry reading by Andy Jones and opening and closing prayers by Rod Layman, chaplain of VFW Post 4969.

History Tours

Enjoy a stroll through history one of our  Davis Cemetery District History Tours.

The historic cemetery district is offering guided history tours on our beautiful grounds.. We will share the stories of the pioneer families and individuals who have shaped our city into what it is today.   We will also discuss the meaning of and changes to gravestone symbols from Victorian times to the present.

Tours will take about an 1 hour. Wear comfortable shoes. Guided cart tours are available but will limited to three individuals.
Contact Jess Potts at jess@daviscemetery.org or call 530-756-7807 to schedule an appointment.

About the Davis Cemetery District

The Davis Cemetery District is a non-enterprise independent Special District governed by an appointed Board of Trustees who serve four-year terms. As a public agency, the District is not in the business to make a profit as a private company. The Board of Trustees meets at a noticed public meeting on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 pm. The trustees have adopted comprehensive rules and regulations by which to operate the cemetery.  All board meetings are open to the public. The District is closely aligned with the community of Davis and surrounding areas and makes its facilities available to community service groups. The District strives to strengthen the Cemetery as a more invited and meaningful location for civic remembrance, contemplation, and healing by creating an attractive environment that encourages people to come and enjoy nature, art and civic history.

 

Cemetery Services

The Davis Cemetery District is a community tradition of historic natural beauty since 1855. We are committed to providing excellent service and beautiful environments to honor and remember loved ones. We serve all faiths and cultures, and we offer a wide range of options for memorializations.

A cemetery is a sanctuary and a place for friends and family to mourn, remember, and celebrate. Whether you are planning for the future or need to make immediate arrangements, we are here to educate and assist you with care and compassion. The Davis Cemetery honors the past, serves the present, and enriches the future.

A full list of services can be found here.