Chicago, IL (Rosemont)
March 29-30, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), in partnership with the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO), National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), and the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), is pleased to announce the 2016 STOP Administrators and Coalition Directors Joint Meeting in Chicago, Illinois on March 29-30, 2016.
We look forward to coming together as inspired leaders in this field and as a community to improve responses to violence against women. The 2016 Joint Meeting will provide opportunities to share promising practices, provide peer to peer learning opportunities, and hear from federal and technical assistance partners. 2016 Joint Meeting attendance is open to only one STOP administrator, DV Coalition Director, SA Coalition Director or Dual Coalition Director. Each meeting participant will be responsible for covering all costs associated with attending the meeting. STOP administering agencies can use their administrative funds to cover these costs and Coalition Directors can use set-aside OVW travel funds from their State and Territorial Coalition’s award and/or available organization discretionary funds. ALSO will have a small amount of funds to provide travel assistance on a case-by-case basis for those STOP Administrators who can demonstrate they are unable to cover the costs.
Registration will close on Friday, January 22, 2016. You MUST receive travel authorization from your agency prior to booking your travel.
In anticipation of the in-person meeting, newer administrators and coalition directors (3 years or less in role) in need of information on federal grant management should visit our New Administrators Welcome Page for resources, including webinars on civil rights obligations of grant recipients, the grant auditing process, using the Grants Management System (GMS), grant fraud investigations, and grants financial management.
The details in the table below outline logistics for state and territory STOP Administrators planning to attend. For more meeting information, please contact ALSO STAAR Project at ALSOSTAARProjectTA@also-chicago.org.
- Meeting Details
- RSP Executive Directors Round Table Meeting
- Air Travel
- Ground Transportation
- Travel Per Diem
- Travel Assistance Application for STOP Administrators for 2016 STOP Joint Meeting
There will be a session for participants from the U.S. Territories on Monday, March 28th, 2016. The session for the U.S. Territories is mandatory and limited to only those who are from a U.S. Territory. If a participant is from a U.S. Territory we recommend that you book travel to arrive before the session begins on Monday, March 28th, 2016.
If you require assistance from a Personal Care Attendant (PCA) or Personal Assistant (PA) to travel, please contact Marisol Giraud at 773.235.5705 ext. 25 or email@example.com to discuss accommodations.
Sexual assault and dual coalition EDs attending the RSP ED Roundtable will receive confirmation and travel logistics from the RSP. DO NOT make other travel arrangements until you receive confirmation from the RSP.
Please note that the distance from your arriving gate to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare complimentary shuttle service can be a 10 minute walk. It is suggested to make the following arrangements below.
Travelers requiring wheelchair assistance from curb to gate, or gate to curb, should contact their airline in advance of travel. When arriving at the airport, travelers with a wheelchair or other special requests should approach an airline representative for assistance.
Accessible taxicabs are one free phone call away. Please call 1.855.WAV.1010 (1-855-928-1010) to be put in touch with a taxicab company that operates wheelchair accessible cabs. For more information visit Open Taxis homepage. You can also request a taxi from the taxi line outside of Baggage Claim by notifying the attendant that you require an accessible vehicle. If you have any questions and need travel assistance, please contact Marisol Giraud at 773-235-5705 ext. 25 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hotel shuttle only goes to O’Hare International Airport and does not travel to Midway Airport. A taxi ride from O'Hare International airport to the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont usually cost around $15.00 each way.