2019 OVW approval will be posted in early 2019

2018 Conference on Crimes Against Women - OVW Approval 

The following OVW programs have conditionally approved their grantees to attend this conference.  Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.

ICJR (formerly Arrest)



State Coalition

Transitional Housing

Tribal Government

Grantees from STOP may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact their program manager for prior approval. Grantees from the programs listed below may attend and do not need prior approval but can send only a certain number of participants. Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

Tribal Jurisdiction

May send no more than 4 participants


May send no more than 2 participants

Tribal Coalition

May send no more than 3 participants

Justice for Families

May send no more than 3 participants


The reference number for this conference is OVW-2018-MU-011.This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”. This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.   

This approval does not approve the use of either the OVW logo or the Department of Justice seal. Under no circumstances should the OVW logo or the Department of Justice seal be used in promotional or other materials without the express written approval of the Department for such use.