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.