I. Letter From the Administrator
In accordance with the Government Performance Results Act of 1993, I am pleased
to present SAMHSA's Final FY 2005 Annual Performance Plan, Revised Final FY
2004 Plan and FY 2003 Performance Report. In keeping with HHS and OMB guidance,
the GPRA plan and report are consolidated with the budget document. SAMHSA's
mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at
risk for substance abuse and mental illness.
To accomplish its mission, SAMHSA administers a combination of competitive,
formula and block grant programs, and data collection activities. Programs are
carried out through the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS); the Center
for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP); the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
(CSAT); and the Office of Applied Studies (OAS). Reauthorization for SAMHSA and
its programs will be considered in the next Congressional session.
SAMHSA provides services indirectly through grants and contracts. SAMHSA's
resources enable service capacity expansion and the implementation of
evidence-based practices. The agency seeks to engage all communities in
providing effective services by facilitating access to the latest information
on evidence-based practices and accountability standards.
Programs in CMHS, CSAP, and CSAT continue to support and implement agency goals
of Accountability, Capacity, and Effectiveness. Data from the Office of Applied
Studies are relied upon by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)
and other partners. SAMHSA's programs are increasing access to, and
effectiveness of, treatment and prevention services in support of the
President's priorities. GPRA data demonstrate that the return on investments is
significant. Not only do these investments result in improvements to the
Nation's public health, but they also reduce public health care costs. Many of
SAMHSA's programs are beginning to use cost data to improve the efficiency and
effectiveness of programs and monitor the usage of services.
Managing for high program performance is a top priority for SAMHSA and HHS.
Performance data are being utilized to improve the efficiency and effectiveness
of our grant programs. SAMHSA continues to improve its performance planning.
For example, in the 2005 budget submission, a number of significant
improvements have been made in our ability to report GPRA data, including: (1)
decreasing the total number of measures, (2) adding efficiency measures for all
programs, and (3) initiating aggregated reporting. In addition, SAMHSA has also
set long-term measures for programs reviewed through the OMB PART process and
is finalizing Performance Partnership Grant (PPG) goals developed with State
I am proud to report to you and the Nation on SAMHSA's results for fiscal year
2003 GPRA goals and to set performance plans for fiscal years 2004 and 2005.
Charles G. Curie, M.A., A.C.S.W.
Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration