The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is pleased to announce that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program application period opens today, Wednesday April 24, 2024. All applications must be submitted online at Patrick Leahy Bulletproof Vest Partnership: Login ( by 6:00 pm Eastern Time on Monday, June 10, 2024.

The purpose of the BVP Program is to reimburse states, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribes, i.e., jurisdictions, for up to 50 percent of the cost of body armor vests purchased for law enforcement officers. Please see the new BVP Fact Sheet for detailed information on the BVP Program. In addition, updated BVP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) can be found at, and detailed guides and training materials for the BVP application process and the payment request process can be found at BVP Program Resources.

Detailed information can be found in the BVP FAQs.