The American Armor Foundation was established with a very specific mission: to help underfunded agencies get new body armor on their officers.
While there are many underfunded agencies out there right now, our Board of Directors has set its sights on a very specific demographic at this time: These are agencies with 10 or fewer full time officers serving a population of 10,000 or less.
The reason behind this is simple: our research indicates that these are the agencies most likely to have officers working without body armor and we want to make sure that our resources are focused on the area of greatest need first.
If your agency fits this simple criteria, we invite you to complete our quick application as soon as possible!
How Our Program Works...
We provide assistance in the form of financial grants. However, we do not distribute funding directly to agencies. Instead, we have a relationship with a body armor distributor - SRT Supply - that will facilitate the sizing and delivery of the vest(s) and bill us directly. This relationship helps us to control costs and make our limited funding go farther. Rest assured that your officers will receive a brand new NIJ compliant vest from Point Blank.
While we cannot guarantee a grant to every applicant, we will strive to accommodate as many requests as possible based on available funding at the time of application. In order to be considered for a grant, an agency must only complete the online application at the link below. We will review the application and make a determination based on the information you provide as funding is available.
Public Law Enforcement Agencies Only...
We have received body armor grant applications from armed private security firms in the past. Please note that we only consider applications from public (tax) funded law enforcement agencies: municipal and county police departments, county sheriff's and marshal's offices, and limited state level agencies.
If you're ready to apply for funding, please complete the online application: