Created by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998, the Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), reimburses states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes for up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers. See the BVP Fact Sheet for additional information.
The annual BVP application period typically begins in April and closes six weeks from the opening date.
The fiscal year 2023 BVP Program application period is now open, beginning Thursday, April 27, 2023. All applications must be submitted online through the BVP application system by 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, June 26, 2023.
BVP award history can be found at BVP Award History by Jurisdiction.
See the main BVP website for additional information about this program, to access the application system, for answers to frequently asked questions, and more.