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Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership

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Program Resources

BVP Overview Information

BVP User Guides

    BVP Job Aids/Checklists

  BVP Video Demos

 

Award History by Jurisdiction

Funding Decisions for past BVP Program years can be found using the following links:

Composite Funding and Award History

Total BVP Payments and Vests per Calendar Year

Vest Makes and Models in Approved Applications

Vest Makes and Models by Year

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Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program Reauthorization Act Of 2016

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2016 was recently enacted. BVP has been extended to fiscal year 2020.
Public Law No: 114-155.  ( TXT | PDF )

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act of 2010

Appropriations language  ( DOC )

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act of 2009

Section 2501 of title I of the 1968 Act is codified at 42 U.S.C. 3796ll  ( DOC )

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act of 2008

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2008 was recently enacted. BVP has been extended to fiscal year 2012.  ( Text | PDF )

BVP Reauthorization Through 2007

BVP Reauthorization Public Law 108-372: Oct. 25, 2004  ( Text | PDF )

Bulletproof Vest Act of 2000

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2000 was recently enacted. BVP is now extended for three more years, from 2002 to 2004. It also provides priority funding for jurisdictions with populations under 100,000 and increases the authorized funding level to $50 million each year.  ( Text | PDF )

Bulletproof Vest Act of 1998

On June 16, 1998, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Grant Act of 1998 was signed as law (Public Law 105-181). The purpose of the Act is to save the lives of law enforcement officers by helping States and units of local government and tribal governments equip their law enforcement officers with armor vests.  ( Text | PDF )

Interim Final Rule

Federal Register: September 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 184)  ( Text )

Freedom of Information Act

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP) is responsible for processing responses under the Freedom of Information Act for its component agencies: the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime, as well as the program and support offices of OJP.  US Department of Justice Site

If you recieve funding approval for an online application, the Guidelines for Release of Information to the General Public and Commercial Entities shall be utilized by the BVP program staff to govern information release.  FOIA Text

Paperwork Reduction Act

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Description:

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Program's Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number of 16.607. In accordance with the program's statutory language, BVP makes "grants" to jurisdictions to purchase vests; however, these grants come only after the jurisdiction has purchased and is seeking reimbursement or payment for up to half the cost of eligible vests. In that respect, BVP is more like a payment program. Additionally, other grant-related requirements and restrictions do not apply. This includes the issue of supplanting (does not apply to BVP funds), the filing of progress and financial reports (not required), the issuance of standard grant documents (not provided), etc.

If your jurisdiction requires a grant number for financial or audit purposes, we can provide one that is unique to your jurisdiction and your award. Please contact the BVP Help Desk for assistance in this regard.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

View the CFDA information

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Freedom of Information Act

 

If you receive funding approval for an online application, the Guidelines for Release of Information to the General Public and Commercial Entities shall be utilized by the BVP program staff to govern information release.

View more FOIA information

For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at [email protected]