2018 STOP Administrators and Coalition Directors Joint Meeting

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We look forward to coming together as inspired leaders in this field and as a community to improve responses through the STOP Formula Grant Program. This page contains 2018 STOP Administrators and Coalition Directors Joint Meeting information about this meeting, details about the RSP Executive Directors Round Table Meeting and details about a casual gathering. As in past years, the 2018 STOP Joint Meeting attendance is open to one DV Coalition Director SA Coalition Director or Dual Coalition Director, and up to two STOP Administrators. Each meeting participant will be responsible for covering all costs associated with attending the STOP Joint 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 demonstrate they are unable to cover the costs.

2018 STOP Joint Meeting Check in, November 29th, 2017

Information on Travel Times

STOP Administrators and Coalition Directors Joint Meeting
We recognize that those traveling long distances may have limited flight options requiring travel extensions to fully participate in the meeting. Additional lodging days can be reserved to accommodate these special circumstances at your own expense.

The full meeting begins for all on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. and concludes on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, no later than 5 p.m. All participants should make travel arrangements that allow for their participation in the meeting's entirety. It is recommended to book return flights after 7 p.m. on March 21st.

There will be a session for participants from the U.S. territories on Monday, March 19th, 2018. 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 19th, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

RSP Executive Directors Round Table Meeting
The RSP is hosting an ED Roundtable for sexual assault and dual coalitions on March 22-23. If you plan to attend that meeting, DO NOT make travel arrangements until your RSP Meeting registration has been confirmed. You will book travel through the RSP for BOTH meetings. You may make hotel reservations at the Sheraton Atlanta for March 19-20, using the link provided by ALSO. The RSP will book your hotel room for March 21-23. Please contact Cat Fribley (rsp@iowacasa.org) or Kris Bein (kris@iowacasa.org) with any questions.

Travel Arrangements
You may book travel ONLY with prior approval from your agency. If you would like a travel agency to book your itinerary, please call JTB's contact number (800) 669-5824 or (773) 714-5150. 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.

Lodging
The 2018 STOP Administrators & Coalition Directors Joint Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 165 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, telephone: 404-659-6500 or 800-833-8624, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. RSP Executive Directors Round Table Meeting will be held at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel (six-minute walk and a block away from the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel), located at 255 Courtland Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30303, telephone: 404-659-2000, Hilton Atlanta Hotel. Local fare is available at a variety of restaurants. Within walking distance, you will find Sweet Auburn, Waffle House, Slice, Mango's Caribbean Restaurant, Moe's Southwest Grill, Metro Cafe, Hard Rock, Benihana, Starbucks, Haveli Indian Cuisine, Cuts Steak House, Rays In the City, Meehan's Public House, CVS, Chik-Fil-A, Subway, Pitty Pat's Porch. The room block name is 2018 STOP Joint Meeting. Participants attending the Joint Meeting on March 20-21, 2018 will be covering their room cost for attendance. The hotel reservation deadline is January 10, 2018. Your daily lodging fee will be in the amount of $148.00 + 16.9% (Sale tax 8.9% and occupancy 8%) + $5.00 occupancy fee per room per night for a total of $178.01. You will be asked to present a credit card to cover your incidental expenses ($50 for one day) along with room fee. Upon making your reservation, your credit card will have a one-night room hold. Please note attendees checking out prior to their confirmed check out date, are subject to an early departure fee of $100. If you would like to stay additional nights at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, ALSO cannot guarantee the prevailing government room rate as these rates are subject to hotel availability. Participants attending RSP Executive Directors Round Table Meeting after the Joint Meeting ends, please contact Kris Bein kris@iowacasa.org for lodging details.

Transportation
Atlanta International Airport is a 20-minute drive to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Please see the information below pertaining to your travel needs. Ground

Ground Transportation – Domestic Terminal:
The Ground Transportation Center is located at the west end of the domestic terminal building and offers the following services: Shuttle bus services offer door-to-door and on-demand pickup service from the Airport to the Atlanta metropolitan area and bordering states, departing every 15 minutes within the metropolitan area and every 30 minutes for all other areas. Taxi services, rental car agencies are located at the Rental Car Center, with free SkyTrain service to and from the Airport. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides train service to the metro Atlanta area.
Hanging signs and a color-coded system will help passengers quickly identify loading and unloading zones for each ground transportation service:

Taxis: Yellow/Zone 1

Hotel shuttles: Green/Zone 4

Local/regional shuttles: Green/Zone 4

Charter buses: Blue/Zone 5

Parking shuttles: Orange/Zone 2

International shuttle connector: Red/Zone 3

Because Atlanta-bound passengers cannot access secured areas of the Airport after they pick up their luggage at the International Terminal baggage claim, the Airport has established shuttle services to link passengers at the International Terminal with existing facilities.

The international shuttle connector offers direct service from the International Terminal to two locations:

- Existing facilities: A 15-minute shuttle ride connects the International Terminal with the Domestic Terminal’s ground transportation area at the west end of the building. From here, passengers can access the Domestic Terminal, parking areas and MARTA train service to downtown.

- Rental Car Center: A 15-minute shuttle ride links passengers with the Rental Car Center, which houses all rental car transaction counters and vehicles.
- The international shuttle connector is a free service and operates 24 hours a day.

MARTA:
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides train and bus service to metro Atlanta. MARTA’s Airport Station connects to Hartsfield-Jackson at the west end of the Domestic Terminal building between Domestic Terminal North and Domestic Terminal South baggage claim areas. For more information visit www.itsmarta.com.

Taxis:
Please contact one of the companies below to request special assistance, a wheelchair lift or ramp equipped transportation.

Checker Cab (404) 351-1111

Yellow Cab (404) 688-8454

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. You can also request a taxi from the taxi line outside of Baggage Claim by notifying the cab starter that you require an accessible vehicle. If you have any questions and need travel assistance, please contact Marisol Giraud at 773-235-5705 ext. 225 or email at mgiraud@also-chicago.org.

Travel Per Diem
The federal per diem rate is $69. Travel days per GSA guidelines will be at 75% of the per diem. Participants will be covering their cost of attendance at the Joint Meeting.

Travel Assistance Application for STOP Administrators for 2018 STOP Joint Meeting
There is a limited amount of travel assistance available for STOP Administrators. You can apply within the registration link, which will be received via email. Requests are on a case-by-case basis. The following outlined expenses may in part or in full be covered for attendance to the 2018 STOP Joint Meeting: hotel lodging for the approved dates, airfare, ground transportation to and from the airport, parking in your home state/territory airport, mileage in your home state to and from the airport, and the daily government approved per-diem on a case by case basis.

Dates to Remember: Registration for travel assistance will close on November 22, 2017 @ COB CENTRAL TIME. You will be notified by December 21, 2017, whether your travel assistance application has been approved.

Casual Gathering
We appreciate your time and efforts in attending the 2018 STOP Administrators and Coalition Directors Joint Meeting and would like to organize a casual gathering for those interested on Monday, March 19, 2018.

Accessibility
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. 225 or to mgiraud@also-chicago.org to discuss accommodations.

Every effort will be made to ensure access to this meeting, please allow us sufficient time to meet your request for auxiliary aids and services by responding as soon as possible. Please contact Marisol Giraud at mgiraud@also-chicago.org if you need referrals for assistance outside of the meeting or any additional questions you may have.

Regular updates will be made to this website regarding this year’s conference so please check back regularly.

If you have any questions please contact Marisol Giraud at 773-235-5705, extension 225. You can also send questions or comments to mgiraud@also-chicago.org.