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AI- 9515   4. B. 4.    
Commissioners Court - Regular
Meeting Date: 05/23/2018  
2018 Bulletproof Vest Program Application
Submitted By: Maria Medrano, Grants Department
Department: Grants Department  

Discuss and consider the submission of a grant application to the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) for the 2018 Bulletproof Vests Partnership program.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) offers funding through the Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) grant program. The purpose of the BVP is to provide funds to units of local government to equip their law enforcement officers with armor vests to safeguard their lives. The BVP has developed a web site to assist local governments to obtain these vests using an electronic application for funding and request for payment process.
Nueces County has participated in this program in previous years. An e-mail was sent to several departments and responses were received from Constable’s Office Precinct 5 (3 vests) and Public Works’ Environmental Enforcement Division (2 vests). The total estimated cost for 5 vests at $860 each is $4,300, which would make the BVP award amount $2,150 (if approved). The program is designed as a 50%/50% matching grant. If awarded, any department ordering a vest through the BVP program must commit to matching each vest by 50%. These funds can be contributed from their drug forfeiture fund or their departmental budget. The application will be submitted electronically through the BVP website.

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