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Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership

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3 Easy Steps

Continuous Open Registration

Step 1: Online Registration – New users can provide contact and banking information throughout the year. See the Registering Users in BVP User Guide, Associating Users in BVP User Guide, and the BVP FAQs for more information.

During the Open Application Period

Step 2: Online Application – Identify the total number, type, and projected cost of vests for the applicant's eligible and participating law enforcement officers. See the Creating and Submitting Applications in BVP User Guide and the BVP FAQs for more information.
** You must complete Steps 1 and 2 by the application closing date.

DOJ Funding Decisions

The BVP Program makes funding decisions three to four months after the "open application period" ends. Applicants are then notified via email regarding approved funding levels. See the BVP FAQs for more information.

Purchase Body Armor Vests

Body armor vests meeting the BVP Program requirements can be purchased through any vest distributor. See the BVP FAQs for more information.

After Purchasing Body Armor Vests

Step 3: Online Payment Requests – Once vests are delivered, complete an online receiving report and request for payment. See the BVP FAQs and the BVP Receipts and Payment Requests User Guide for more information.

The BVP Helpdesk can be contacted at 1-877-758-3787 or [email protected].   

Date Modified: April 27, 2023
Date Created: December 30, 2019