The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA Grant Annoucements

SAMHSA Performance Measurement/GPRA Tools

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 seeks to shift the focus of government decision making and accountability away from a preoccupation with the activities that are undertaken—such as grants dispensed or inspections made—to a focus on the results of those activities, such as real gains in employability, safety, responsiveness, and program quality. Under GPRA, agencies are to develop multi-year strategic plans, annual performance plans, and annual performance reports.

All SAMHSA programs must collect and report performance data. These performance data are described in the Request for Applications. Programs that provide direct services to individuals (clients or participants) generally use the approved GPRA/National Outcome Measure tool for the appropriate Center. Programs providing other types of services, such as infrastructure development or technical assistance, generally use different tools/measures.

SAMHSA is in the process of implementing National Outcome Measures for all its programs. This site will be updated as new tools and information become available. For further information, contact your government project officer.

Center for Mental Health Services

Information on the CMHS GPRA Data Collection Tool

The CMHS GPRA Program is currently undergoing significant enhancements that will make GPRA data collection and reporting easier for our grantees. We expect to have revised data collection tools ready for use via a Web-based data collection and reporting system in 2006. Three tools will be available for your GPRA data collection needs depending on the focus of your program: client services, technical assistance, and infrastructure development. In some cases, you may be required to collect data on more than one of these areas. You will learn more about this new system and our tentative training and implementation schedules at your initial grantee meeting. If you have any additional questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your Project Officer.

Center for Substance Abuse Prevention

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

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Last Update: 9/24/2008