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Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application Period Begins May 13

May 12, 2009  | 

Applications for fiscal year (FY) 2009 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) funds will be accepted beginning Wednesday. All applications must be submitted online to the Bureau of Justice Assistance by 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on June 24, 2009.

Please note that FY 2009 BVP funds may only be used toward the purchase of vests ordered on or after April 1, 2009. Each vest purchased with FY 2009 funds must meet National Institute of Justice (NIJ) standards on the date it was ordered. Beginning with FY 2008 funds, the use period for BVP funds will be two years. To draw down FY 2009 BVP funds, vests must be received and the request for payment submitted to the BVP system by September 30, 2011. Each applicant should update their profile before filing an application for FY 2009 funds.

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The complete list of FY 2008 BVP awards can be viewed here.

Historical BVP award information for FY 1999 through the FY 2007 can be accessed here.

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