New BVP Application Funding Period

Bullet proof vest

The Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP), created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, is a unique U.S. Department of Justice initiative designed to provide a critical resource to state and local law enforcement.

Since 1999, the BVP program has awarded more than 13,000 jurisdictions a total of $467 million in federal funds for the purchase of over one million vests (1,395,976) as of February 2020.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 BVP application funding period. Applications for FY 2020 BVP funds will be accepted beginning April 23, 2020. All applications must be submitted online by 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), June 8, 2020.

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