Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP)


Established in 1998, the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Act was enacted to save the lives of officers by assisting to equip state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials with ballistic and stab resistant vests. This U.S. Department of Justice initiative provides priority funding to jurisdictions with less than 100,000 persons and will pay up to 50% of the total vest cost.



3 Easy Steps:


Register your agency by going to
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/. Click on “Getting Started” on the left navigation bar.


Complete the online application detailing the total number, type and projected costs for the vests you are applying for which you are applying for funding.

3. Your grant award

Wait for approval of your funding. The BVP makes funding decisions immediately after the open enrollment period. Applicants are notified via email regarding their funding award.