Welcome from GFDA

Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) and this site is a wealth of information about funeral service for both industry professionals  and the families they serve. 

Founded in 1899, GFDA is the oldest and largest funeral home association in Georgia.  We encourage high standards of excellence and ethical practices of our members. GFDA provides continuing education for our members and vital information to our members and the public.

As you deal with the closure of a significant relationship in your life, we hope to help with emotional support materials and practical information. We invite you to use these resources to help learn
about the funeral and grief process. 
Visit Here for Family and Support Materials

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 is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

FEMA has issued its final policy, which includes details such as eligibility, documentation criteria, and the application process.  More information, may be found HERE on our FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance page. 

FEMA began accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center.

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line Number
844-684-6333 | TTY: 800-462-7585

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

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

GFDA closely monitors guidance and information regarding COVID-19.  Our members receive emails as new guidance and information becomes available.  Visit HERE for our COVID-19 section. 

  • Georgia Department of Public Health
    • Updated COVID-19 Funeral and Mortuary Science Guidance
  • Governor Brian Kemp 
    • Executive Order: Providing additional guidance for Empowering a Healthy Georgia in response to COVID-19

GFDA Events

Our participants learn information and tools to not only grow their business, but to better understand and serve their families and communities. Visit HERE for more information about our events. 

GFDA Cancels the 2021 Convention

The ongoing public health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a concern in planning our events and gatherings. After polling our funeral directors and vendors, Georgia Funeral Directors Association (GFDA) has made the difficult decision to cancel their 2021 Convention, scheduled for June 6-9 at the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons, GA.  Visit HERE for the full announcement. 

2021 Membership 

You are invited to join the oldest and largest funeral service association in Georgia. You will become part of an active, well-known association that protects and promotes the interests of funeral service and its members. For over 100 years, we have promoted excellence in funeral service by providing great services and education to help you and your business. GFDA is the only NFDA State Affiliated Association in Georgia!

Visit HERE to learn about GFDA membership benefits and to join.

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