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BVP FAQs > Answers

 How do I get paid?

  • The reimbursement process may only be completed through the online BVP system. The chief executive or authorized designee, who must be an employee of the jurisdiction, must complete section 4.1 Manage Receipts, and then proceed to complete and submit section 5.1 Request Payment. Once the two sections have been completed, payment will be processed and transferred to the designated ACH account that each applicant provided to BJA during the registration process. Payment will be made in approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Only the jurisdiction can request payment. Law enforcement agencies (LEA) will only be able to report receipt of vests (by completing section 3.1). Once this is completed, the jurisdiction will then need to request payment on behalf of the LEA. Please note that during the Request Payment process, jurisdictions are now required to identify the fund source or award, from which the payment will be deducted. Each vest purchased with FY 2008 funds must meet National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards on the date it was ordered. FY 2006 awards may only be used for vests ordered on or after April 1, 2006.
    FY 2007 awards may only be used for vests ordered on or after April 1, 2007.
    FY 2008 awards may only be used for vests ordered on or after April 1, 2008.

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  • How are the funds distributed?

  • When will funding be available?

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