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NCJ Number: 192166 Find in a Library
Title: The Bulletproof Vest Partnership (March 2002)
Series: BJA Program Brief
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: March 2002
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
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Bureau of Justice Assistance Clearinghouse
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
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Type: Program/Project Description
Format: News/Media
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper describes the provisions of the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts of 1998 and 2000, including eligibility, how to participate, special program requirements, and overall program success.
Abstract: The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Acts are intended to protect the lives of law enforcement officers by helping States and units of local and tribal governments equip their law enforcement officers with armor vests. "Armor vest" means body armor that has been tested and found to comply with applicable National Institute of Justice ballistic and stab standards. The Bureau of Justice Assistance of the U.S. Justice Department is responsible for administering the program. An applicant may request funds to help purchase one vest per officer per fiscal year. Beginning in 2002, Federal payments will cover 50 percent of the total vest costs for smaller jurisdictions with populations of fewer than 100,000 residents. For larger jurisdictions, the program provides up to 50 percent of the funding; actual percentages will vary depending on each year's appropriation and statutory funding requirements for smaller jurisdictions. Eligible jurisdictions include general purpose units of local government, federally recognized Indian tribes, the 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. The entire application and payment process is conducted over the Internet. Beginning in 2002, jurisdictions with fewer than 100,000 residents will receive the full 50 percent Federal funding for approved applications. Larger jurisdictions will receive up to 50 percent, based on remaining appropriated funds. The online Internet application process is working well, allowing several thousand jurisdictions to receive funding and make vest purchases.
Main Term(s): Police equipment
Index Term(s): Body armor/Personal protective equipment; Federal aid; Funding guidelines; Funding sources; Grants or contracts; Intergovernmental relations
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