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Indicate Receipt of Another Vest in Place of this Item (Application)
If an applicant did not purchase the vest that was on the application, this link should be selected.

Indicate Receipt of this Item (Application)
If the vest purchased is the vest listed in the application, select this link, it will take you into a form "Add NIJ Approved Vest to Receiving Report".


Jurisdiction Federal ID Number (Registration)
This is a Federally issued number assigned to your jurisdiction under which federal withholding taxes are deposited.

Jurisdiction Population (Registration)
Population for the jurisdiction is listed here. If the number listed is incorrect, click on the link to send an email to the BVP help desk to change the population for you.

Jurisdiction Types (Registration)

  • State: A politically unified people occupying a definite area.
  • County/Parish: The largest local administrative division in most states in the US.
  • City/Municipality: An incorporated municipality, usually governed by a mayor and council.
  • Township: A unit of local government, usually a subdivision of a county, found in most Midwestern and northeastern states of the US.
  • Special District: A division of territory, as of a state or county, marked off for administrative, electoral, or other purposes.
  • Independent School: A special school district.
  • Tribal Government: A local division of a Native American tribe.

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Funding
Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) funds may not be used to pay for that portion of the bullet proof vest (50%) that is not covered by BVP funds. JAG funds may be used to purchase vests for an agency, but they may not be used as the 50% match for BVP purposes.

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