The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will provide financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred for deaths related to COVID-19. Beginning Monday, April 12, 2021, FEMA will begin to accept applications through a dedicated call center. The assistance is a provision under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, which will cover up to $9,000 of verified expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. The aid is for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.
Applications can only be taken over a dedicated assistance toll-free phone number, 844-684-6333, beginning on April 12, 2021. The phone line is staffed by FEMA Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Central Time. A list of covered expenses, FAQs and more information can be found on FEMA’s funeral assistance webpage.
The City of Highland is currently updating the Housing Element of the General Plan for 2021-2029. Ensure your priorities for housing and related services are heard by taking the online survey.
The San Bernardino County Fire Hazard Abatement Department is beginning the Spring 2021 Season surveys for the valley and desert regions. San Bernardino County Weed Abatement will be addressing: grasses over 4 inches in height, combustible debris, dead vegetation-including dead palm fronds, and tumbleweeds.
Removal of fire hazards is vital in ensuring that communities are safer for residents and first responders during a wildfire event. For additional info or to report a Fire Hazard danger, contact San Bernardino County Weed Abatement/Fire Hazard Abatement at (909) 884-4056 or visit their website at http://cms.sbcounty.gov/lus/FireHazardAbatement/FireHazardAbatementHome.aspx