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Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program

FY24 Applications Being Accepted


Bulletproof Vest Partnership

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 fiscal year (FY) 2024 BVP application period is now open. All applications must be submitted online by 6 p.m. ET on Monday, June 24, 2024.

The FY 2023 BVP awards have been announced. See the complete list of FY 2023 BVP awardsBVP award history can be found at BVP Award History by Jurisdiction.

Learn More

See the main BVP website for additional information about this program, to access the application system, for answers to frequently asked questions, and more.

Date Modified: June 11, 2024
Date Created: March 2, 2012