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 Questions for Application Guidelines

  • What is the definition for uniquely fitted vests?
  • Are there issues with supplanting?
  • Can we include officers in the academy in our application?
  • Can we purchase other Ballistic equipment such as K9 body Armor, ballistic shields and helmets through BVP?
  • Can we purchase any vest with BVP funding?
  • What link is there between use of JAG funds for body armor, and eligibility for the BVP program?
  • Can we use Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds along with the BVP funds to cover the costs of vests?
  • Can you apply more than once in a program year?
  • Do SWAT vests qualify under BVP?
  • Does the Law Enforcement Agency need to fill out an application?
  • How do we apply as a jurisdiction?
  • How do we go about applying for additional funds to cover the less than 50% federal share we received from last year's application?
  • How long will it take to get the funding?
  • How much funding will our jurisdiction receive?
  • How will the BVP Program work with our Jurisdictions policy of going to the lowest bidder?
  • I'm a Correctional Officer, and I'm more interested in a vest that provides stab/puncture protection instead of ballistic protection. What assistance can you provide?
  • Our jurisdiction received less than 50% funding for last year's application. Can we re-apply for additional funds to increase this share?
  • What is Total Vest Cost?
  • What is the application deadline?
  • What responsibilities will the CEO have regarding the control and disbursement of federally-provided matching funds?
  • What type of documentation do we need for the application?
  • What type of documentation is needed to prove the number of officers needing vests?
  • When funding approval is made which accounts for less than 50% of the requested funds in a jurisdiction's application, who will determine how much each individual Law Enforcement Agency within a jurisdiction receives?
  • Who completes the application?
  • Will we have to certify that the vests purchased meet the program's guidelines?
       For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at vests@usdoj.gov