EXECUTIVE SUMMARY (Applicants for grant funds should read this notice in its entirety.) The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS), announces a grant competition to fund at least twelve (12) Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program (IVTP) grants designed to support incarcerated Veterans at risk of homelessness. These grants are being funded under the authority of 38 U.S.C. Section 2021 and 2023 as amended by PL 110-387, Sec. 602, titled the Expansion and Extension of Authority for Program of Referral and Counseling Services for At Risk Veterans Transitioning from Certain Institutions. VETS will have up to $4 million allocated to fund awards under this grant competition. Applicants will be required to design programs which assist eligible incarcerated and/or transitioning incarcerated Veterans who are at risk of homelessness, by providing referral and career counseling services, to include job training and placement assistance, job readiness and life skills support services, housing, health care, and other benefits. Under this solicitation, VETS anticipates that up to $300,000 will be made available for each awards and expects to award at least twelve (12) grants. As mandated by Congress, one grant award will be to a penal institution under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Prisons. Projects will be selected that provide services to incarcerated Veterans at one or more levels of the correctional system, i.e., Federal, State and/or local. This notice contains all of the necessary information and forms needed to apply for grant funding. The IVTP is designed to be flexible in addressing the national, regional, and/or local issues that prevent incarcerated Veterans from reintegrating back into the workforce. VETS will seek applicants that provide direct services through a case management and counseling approach that network with Federal, State, and local resources for Veteran support programs and that have clear strategies for effectively providing employment and training, retention and/or life skills and job readiness services to incarcerated Veterans. Further, since local and county jails are normally the first location where incarcerated Veterans will be available for potential grantees to focus their outreach and to provide program services, VETS also seeks applicants who are able to deliver proactive service approaches targeted especially toward returning Veterans who recently served overseas. There may be future addendums to this solicitation published on Grants.gov and the VETS website. All applicants are responsible for checking back to Grants.gov and the VETS website regularly to ensure they have the latest information regarding any updates to this solicitation.