2019 Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men New Grantee Orientation Travel Information

2019 Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men New Grantee Orientation
November 18-20, 2019
New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Institute Details
  • Institute Overview
  • Hotel Reservations
  • Payment
  • Cancellation
  • Check In/Check Out
  • Air & Ground Transportation
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Food and Beverage
  • Per Diem
  • Additional Accommodations
The three day Grantee Orientation begins Monday, November 18th at 9:00 am and concludes on Wednesday, November 20th at 3:00pm. Please plan on being in attendance for the entirety of the Orientation. If you must leave early, you will need to receive advance approval from your OVW grants Program Manager, Kellie Greene.
This three day workshop for select grantees and newly granted 2019 Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Grantees will provide participants with a mix of programmatic and administrative content pertinent to the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). Through this orientation program, grantees will receive information regarding OVW’s mission, grant management and reporting requirements, and an overview of the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men (CYEM) Program to assist with effective grant implementation. Grantees also receive an introduction to OVW grant managers and technical assistance providers, including the availability of services and resources. You are encouraged to raise as many questions as needed to assist you in successfully implementing your project goals and objectives.
Loews New Orleans Hotel • 300 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 • Phone: (504) 595-3300 • Book your hotel room here. Book via phone at (866) 211-6411: Please reference the group code ALSN17
Participants will be covering their cost for attendance at the 2019 Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Grantee Orientation. Hotel rooms will be offered at the government rate of $157 per night. All attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations via the link above. Upon making your reservation, please note that if participants use a debit card as their method of payment, an authorization will be placed on their bank account for the total amount of the room plus $50.00 for incidentals per day. The authorization will show as pending for 5-7 business days, though, the final balance charged may be less. The deadline to book hotel rooms is Thursday, November 7, 2019 COB so please make reservations as soon as possible. It is important that you do not miss this deadline, as you will not be guaranteed the government rate ($157) after this date and rooms may not be available.
Cancellation will be accepted seventy two (72) hours prior to arrival. After 72 hours, a cancellation will result in a charge of one night’s room and tax will be charged to the individual credit card. It is the responsibility of each participant to contact the hotel directly regarding cancellation. You must also notify the CYEM TA Team of any unanticipated cancellations.
Check-in begins at 3:00 pm. and check-out is at 12:00 pm. Every attempt will be made to accommodate those guests arriving prior to 3:00 P.M. ­­­­If you are interested in a later check-out time, please speak with the hotel. If the hotel is unable to accommodate an early check-in or late check out time, baggage storage is available.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport Information: This airport is a 30 minute car ride to the Loews New Orleans Hotel.

Accessibility: Please contact your airline for information about wheelchairs and other special assistance. See below for airport-specific information. If you need any additional accessibility accommodations for lodging and other on-site travel, lodging or materials, please contact Tara Campbell at tcampbell@also-chicago.org.

Wheelchair Service: Airline representatives are available to provide wheelchair assistance. To reserve a wheelchair, contact the airline directly before your scheduled flight. Passengers with limited English proficiency should contact their airline for language assistance.

ADA: The entire airport is free of any architectural barriers to people with physical disabilities. For TTY calls, contact the Louisiana Relay Service by dialing 711 and request 504-303-7700 (Airport Communications). Visual Paging is available throughout the airport in conjunction with the Flight Information Display Monitors (FIDS).

Ground Transportation Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is a 25 minute drive to the Loews New Orleans Hotel. Please see the information below pertaining to your travel needs.

Taxis: Taxicab booths are located on the first level of the Terminal outside of Baggage Claim Belts 1 and 14. Passengers must wait in line at one of these booths for taxi service. Taxi rides cost $36.00 from the airport to the Central Business District (CBD) or French Quarter (west of Elysian Fields) for up to two (2) passengers. For three (3) or more passengers, the fare will be $15.00 per passenger. Taxis are required to accept credit card payments.

Airport Shuttle: Shuttle service is available from the airport to hotels and various other locations in New orleans for $24.00 (per person, one-way) or $44.00 (per person, round trip). These fares include three (3) bags per person. Additional baggage may be subject to additional fees. Passengers can purchase tickets at the Airport at Airport Shuttle ticket booths located on the first level throughout the Baggage Claim area.

Airport shuttle offers group rates. Large groups of fifty (50) or more people should call 1-866-596-2699 for reservations. Those needing Wheelchair-Accessible Service should also call 1-866-596-2699 for assistance. Please visit www.airportshuttleneworleans.com for more information.

LYFT / UBER: Please download the apps as needed. Uber and Lyft offer transportation services from the Airport. Passengers can meet their app-based ride service outside of the Ground Transportation Center located on the first floor of the Short-Term Parking Garage by crossing the pedestrian crosswalk located outside of Baggage Claim 6.

Click here for detailed instructions for Uber

Click here for detailed instructions for Lyft curb and choose a door number, so your driver knows where to pick you up.

Public Transit: Public mass transportation from the airport to downtown New Orleans is now easier than ever. Today, the Jefferson Transit Authority (JET) and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) provide nine (9) daily departures to downtown New Orleans. Both utilize the bus stop located on the outer lanes of the second floor, outside Concourse C Lobby Information Booth.

The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) bus operated by JET is $2.00. The fare boxes will accept $1, $5, $10, $20 dollar bills and all U.S. coins. The Airport-Downtown Express (E2) provides service form the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport in Kenner, down Airline Drive into New Orleans, which takes approximately fifty (50) minutes. For more information on public transit in the area, visit Jefferson Transit website, www.jeffersontransit.org.

The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) provides the Airport Express (202) Bus with service to and from the Airport into New Orleans. Pick up locations for the Airport Express (202) Bus in New Orleans can be found at Elk Place at Cleveland and the Union Passenger terminal Bus Bay 2 with transport to the Departures Level at the Airport Terminal and select trips to the new terminal construction site. The fare for this route is $1.50. For bus schedule information, pick up locations, and route information, please click here.

Hotel services and amenities are listed on Loews New Orleans Hotel website. Attendees will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and meeting space.
Due to OVW rules, there will be no food or beverage served during the conference. Water will be available in all meeting rooms. Check ALSO’S registration desk for more information. For your convenience, the following restaurants are available onsite and nearby.

In the hotel, you will have access to the following dining and café options: Poydras & Peters: comfort food Hours of operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday 6:30 am – 10:30 am, Saturday - Sunday 7:00 am - 10:00 am Brunch/Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 1:30 pm Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 2 pm, Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30 pm - 10 pm

Near and around the hotel, you will have access to the following dining and café options: Mother’s Restaurant Popular cafeteria-style joint drawing crowds with po' boys & down-home Southern fare. 0.4 miles 401 Poydras St. New Orleans

Bon Ton Cafe Nostalgic, brick-walled spot serving classic Cajun dishes since 1953, except on weekends. 0.2 miles 401 Magazine Street

Vyoone’s Restaurant French fare & cocktails served in a brick-lined space with a classic bar & courtyard seating. 0.2 miles 412 Girod Street

Compere Lapin A sophisticated eatery serving Caribbean- and European-accented takes on New Orleans flavors. 0.1 miles 535 Tchoupitoulas Street

Grand Isle Restaurant Fresh catches from the coast of Grand Isle, Creole fare & drinks in an airy, laid-back space. 0.2 miles 575 Convention Center Boulevard

Meril A casual Emeril Lagasse spot serving area-sources New American plates, plus cocktails & local beer. 0.2 miles 424 Girod Street

Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant Relaxed, island-tinged bar with seafood-heavy Cal-Mex eats plus an outdoor courtyard and late hours. 0.2 miles 701 Tchoupitoulas Street

Red Eye Grill Serving appetizers, burgers & Southern favorites like catfish in a rustic wood & brick setting. 0.3 miles 852 S Peters Street

Kosher, Halal & Vegetarian Options Stein’s Deli Kosher market and deli offers traditional and specialty sandwiches using top-quality meats and cheeses, in addition to serving breakfast sandwiches all day. Also available for delivery. 1.7 miles 2207 Magazine St

Carmo Innovative, vegan-friendly fare with tropical influences in a cozy spot with an open kitchen. 0.4 miles 527 Julia Street

Seed Vegan spins on comfort-food classics (e.g. po’ boys) in a contemporary space. 0.9 miles 1330 Prytania Street

Shaya Stylish, bustling eatery with a patio offering modern Lebanese cuisine, beer & cocktails. 3.3 miles 4213 Magazine Street

Satsuma Cafe Hipster-friendly coffeehouse with locally sourced American fare off a chalkboard menu plus a patio. 2.3 miles 3218 Dauphine Street

Green Goddess Creative New American cuisine & cocktails tucked in a pocket of a space by a romantic alleyway. 0.4 miles 307 Exchange Place

The federal meal per diem rate for New Orleans is $71 per day. This will be covered by each participants grant. Travel days will be at 75% of the per diem ($53.25).
If you have any questions prior to arrival please contact Tara Campbell at 773-235-5705 ext 220 or email tcampbell@also-chicago.org.