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 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?

  • The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the jurisdiction, or authorized designee, who is an employee of the jurisdiction, is responsible for ensuring the equitable distribution of funds to each law enforcement agency (LEA) listed on each annual BVP approved application. The award amount made available to each LEA should be equal to the percentage of total funds that each LEA requested on the application. For instance, if an LEA's application equaled 10% of the total amount proposed on the application, that LEA should receive 10% of the actual award amount.

  •  Other Related Questions

  • Can we expect additional funding?

  • 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 much funding will our jurisdiction receive?

  • 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?

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

       For immediate assistance, please call us toll-free at 1-877-758-3787. You may also reach us by email at vests@usdoj.gov