Office of Justice Programs (OJP)

Frequently Asked Questions

Related to the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) program, how do I get paid?

The reimbursement process may only be completed through the online BVP system. The chief executive or authorized designee, who must be an employee of the jurisdiction, must complete section 4.1 Manage Receipts, and then proceed to complete and submit section 5.1 Request Payment. Once the two sections have been completed, payment will be processed and transferred to the designated ACH account that each applicant provided to BJA during the registration process. Payment will be made in approximately 5 to 6 weeks. Only the jurisdiction can request payment. Law enforcement agencies (LEA) will only be able to report receipt of vests (by completing section 3.1). Once this is completed, the jurisdiction will then need to request payment on behalf of the LEA. Please note that during the Request Payment process, jurisdictions are now required to identify the fund source or award, from which the payment will be deducted.


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