United States Department of Justice and Office of Justice Programs - Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
06/14/19 6:00 PM ET
Grants to USA government agencies to defray the cost of purchasing body armor vests for use by law enforcement officers. All body armor purchased under this program must conform to all guidelines in effect as of the date of purchase. Priority will be given to jurisdictions with fewer than 100,000 residents.
Jurisdictions receiving funding for reimbursement of body armor purchases must have in place a uniquely fitted vest requirement when the FY 2019 BVP applications are submitted.
Beginning with FY 2011, in order to receive BVP funds, jurisdictions must certify, during the application process, that all law enforcement agencies benefiting from the BVP Program have a written "mandatory wear" policy in effect.
GrantWatch ID#: 155584
BVP funds will be available for drawdown for two years from the time of the award announcement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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