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Qualifying Dates are from May 16, 2012 through June 27, 2012
The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program provides up to 50% matching funds for law enforcement agencies planning to purchase concealable and tactical body armor for their police officers. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act was created in 1998 and is a U.S. Department of Justice initiative to provide critical body armor resources and equipment to state and local law enforcement agencies. Over 13,000 jurisdictions have utilized the funds made available in the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program, over $277 million in federal funds have been committed to support the purchase of an estimated 800,000 bulletproof vests.
In order for your law enforcement agency to receive these funds, you must register with the BVP. Register your agency now before you have to wait another year!
STEP 1: REGISTER For BVP Funds
Register your agency by going to http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/. On the left navigation bar, click on “Getting Started”. Complete an online application detailing the total number, type and projected costs for the vests you are applying for. Wait for approval of your funds. The BVP makes funding decisions immediately after the open enrollment period. Applicants are notified by email regarding their fund awards.
STEP 2: PURCHASE the NIJ Certified Body Armor
Purchase the vest(s) needed by your agency. Affordable Body Armor™ offers a 100% MADE IN USA product, both concealable body armor and tactical body armor that boast excellent performance, lightweight armor and affordable prices to suit all of your departments needs. Find out which Affordable Body Armor™ system by reviewing our available body armor products. Keep in mind that only concealable and tactical body armor models, which have been NIJ 0101.06 certified actually qualify for the funds made available by the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP). In addition to selecting a certified NIJ body armor system, law enforcement agencies will have to certify that they have a “written” mandatory wear policy during the application process.
STEP 3: Get the REIMBURSEMENT Funds
After making your Affordable Body Armor™ purchase, simply complete the online receiving report available at http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/, and request payment for reimbursement for your body armor purchase.
If you have any questions regarding which of our products qualify for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) please contact us. We will be happy to help you with any part of the process.