Magazine article Corrections Forum

2003 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

Magazine article Corrections Forum

2003 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

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The Bulletproof Vest Grant Acts of 1998 and 2000 assist States, units of local government, and Indian tribes, in obtaining funds to purchase ballistic and stab vests for their law enforcement officers. Any vest purchased after March 1, 1999 that meets applicable National Institute of Justice standards is eligible for funding, using an electronic, Internet based application and payment request process. The entire process of obtaining federal funds is completed through the BVP web site - http://vests.ojp.gov/. The deadline for completing 2003 registration and applications is May 2, 2003.

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Act of 2000 provides funding priority for jurisdictions with populations under 100,000. Based upon availability of funds, these smaller jurisdictions will receive the full 50% of requested funds in approved applications. For larger jurisdictions with populations at or over 100,000, the program will pay up to 50% of each applicant's total vest costs, based upon any remaining funds. …

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