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 How do we apply as a jurisdiction?

Simple Answer:
  • The jurisdiction's chief executive or designee registers and applies for funding based upon the total vest needs of the participating law enforcement agencies.

    More Detailed Answer:
  • In simple terms, the jurisdiction's chief executive or designee registers, applies for funding based upon the total vest needs of the participating law enforcement agencies, and requests up to 50% of the needed funds to pay for the vests. Step by step, detailed instructions are provided in the Jurisdiction Handbook, activated by following the steps for ' How Do I Participate as a Jurisdiction' accessible from the BVP homepage.

  •  Other Related Questions

  • Can I Participate As a Jurisdiction?

  • I am a county executive and within my county there are several smaller towns and villages. Do I coordinate the vest needs and the application process for all jurisdictions within my county's boundaries?

  • Our jurisdiction received less than 50% funding for last year's application. Can we re-apply for additional funds to increase this share?

  • What do you mean by "jurisdiction"?

  • What responsibilities will the CEO have regarding the control and disbursement of federally-provided matching funds?

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