Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Consultation’s COVID-19 Policy?
A: We will continue to follow state and local guidelines as well as any federal mandates. Click here to view state and local guidelines.
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 C. Moore, OVW Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, OVW Tribal Governments Program, Tribal Jurisdictions Program, Tribal Sexual Assault Services (TSASP) Program, Tribal SAUSA Program, and Tribal Coalitions Program grantees are authorized to support travel costs for up to five (5) persons to attend the “17th Annual Government-to-Government VAW Tribal Consultation”, utilizing grant funds, without prior approval from their Program Manager. 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 grant program required training, and keep a copy of this notice in their grant file for audit purposes.
Q: What is the state tax exemption policy for Federal employees?
A: Visit https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/state-tax-exemption-information-for-government-charge-cards#/state/alaska for more information.
Q: Where can I find additional information about COVID-19 in Alaska and testing locations?
A: Visit https://www.anchorage.net/blog/post/covid-19-traveler-information/ for more information and testing locations.
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: I am looking for information about the Tribal Caucus Meeting, where can I find it?
A: More information about the Tribal Caucus Meeting Click Here.
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. Shuttle service is not available at this hotel or airport. Transportation to the hotel should be by Uber, Lyft or Taxi. For more information, visit the Hotel & Travel Page.
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 TribalConsultation@support.eventPower.com. 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 TribalConsultation@support.eventPower.com to submit your request.
Q: What is the weather like in Anchorage?
A: In September, the average temperature is mid to low 60s with mid 40s in the evenings. For more information, visit https://weatherspark.com/m/252/9/Average-Weather-in-September-in-Anchorage-Alaska-United-States
Q: What additional tourist attractions/events are available in Anchorage?
A: Click here to see all that Anchorage has to offer.
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 TribalConsultation@support.eventPower.com.
Q: Where can I find additional Tribal resources?
A: For additional resources, visit https://www.ovwconsultation.org/Leveraging-TAD
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