Q: Is there a fee to attend this event?
A: No, the event is complimentary.

Q: Are OVW Tribal Affairs Division Grantees authorized to support travel costs for this Consultation?
A: Yes, within approved limits. Per Sherriann Moore, Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, OVW Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Jurisdictions Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program, Tribal SAUSA Program, and Tribal Coalitions Program grantees are authorized to support travel costs for up to five (5) persons to attend the “19th Annual Government-to-Government VAW Tribal Consultation”, utilizing grant funds, without prior approval from their Program Manager.  Grantees are strongly encouraged to use this option to help cover travel expenses for elected Tribal leaders, finance officers, board members, and others involved with management of their grant projects/programs.

No Grant Award Modification (GAM) submission in JustGrants is required. Grantees should ensure sufficient travel funds remain in their budget to cover the costs of required training and events related to their grant program, and keep a copy of this notice in their grant file for audit purposes.

Q: Is there anything DOJ Employees need to provide in order to travel?
A: DOJ Employees: Please note that to attend the 19th Annual OVW Tribal Consultation, you must provide OVW with your E2 Travel Authorization Number. This step must be completed prior to registration as the information is required to comply with DOJ Policy 1405.03. When submitting this information, please be sure to Cc the inbox in your response. 

Q: What is the state tax exemption policy for Federal employees?
A: Visit for more information.

Q: Will recordings of testimony be available after the conference?
A: No. The Consultation is not being recorded. There will be a Summary Report of the Consultation distributed later in the year.

Q: How can I provide Testimony?
A: Visit the Testimony Toolkit for details and helpful resources on providing your testimony at Consultation.

Q: What should I do if I want to change my registration information?
A: Once you register you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to your personal registration portal. Use the link to update your information.

Q: Is the conference offering a shuttle service to and from the airport?
A: No. The conference nor the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. 

Q: What should I do if I am no longer able to attend the conference?
A: If you are no longer attending the conference, please send an email to Please make sure to cancel your hotel reservation. There are separate and unique cancellation policies for Conference registration and hotel registration. Attendees are responsible for becoming familiar with all cancellation policies.

Q: Where do I reserve my hotel reservations?
A: Visit the Hotel & Travel page to reserve your hotel room.

Q: Will participants receive a confirmation for their hotel reservations?
A: Yes. Your hotel confirmation will be provided by the hotel once you have made your reservation.

Q: Who should I contact with accessibility-related questions or requests for reasonable accommodations?
A: The conference hotel is ADA compliant. If you need further reasonable accommodations, please send an email to to submit your request.

Q: What is the weather like in Santa Fe?
A: In November, the average temperature is mid to high 50s with low 30s in the evenings. For more information, click here.

Q: What additional tourist attractions/events are available in Santa Fe?
A: Click here to see all that Santa Fe has to offer. You may also access the Official Santa Fe Visitors Guide here.

Q: If I’m attending virtually, how do I access the Consultation?
A: Once registered, you will receive an email providing you with the details to access the virtual platform.

Q: I’m having technical difficulties, who can I contact?
A: For issues using the platform, email

Q: Where can I find additional Tribal resources?
A: For additional resources, visit

Please contact Registration at for any additional questions.

2023 OVW Consultation Photo


November 19-21, 2024
Santa Fe, NM