IV. PERFORMANCE PLAN AND REPORT
SAMHSA's vision as an agency of the Federal
Government is "A Life in the Community for Everyone." SAMHSA's mission is to
build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for
substance abuse and mental illness.
Description of Agency
SAMHSA administers a combination of competitive and formula/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 these programs will be
considered in the next Congressional session. SAMHSA is located in Rockville,
Narrative Description of Report
This report is organized by SAMHSA's three Centers and is aligned with
the Strategic Plan framework, which includes the goals of Accountability,
Capacity and Effectiveness (ACE) and the Matrix priority areas.
Key for Performance Table Symbols
HP Healthy People Goals and Objectives
HHS SP HHS Strategic Plan Goals
OMB PART Reviews Summary
SAMHSA's programs reviewed with the OMB PART in 2002, for the 2004 budget,
scored relatively high compared to all programs reviewed. In the second year of
the OMB Program Effectiveness Review, the two Block Grant programs, Substance
Abuse Prevention and Treatment and Mental Health, were reviewed. The SAPT Block
Grant program did not score as well as those that were previously reviewed.
However, SAMHSA is taking vigorous action in implementing corrective action
Through the OMB PART process, SAMHSA has set both efficiency and long-term
measures. HHS has defined efficiency measures broadly to include measures that
track the conversion of resources into goods or services. Efficiency measures
are identified throughout the report in the performance report with an "E"
symbol in the reference column. Annual outcome measures are marked with an "O"
symbol. SAMHSA has aligned the PART measures and current GPRA measures for
programs that have been reviewed. Review findings and corrective actions plans
can be found within the budget narratives of the programs that have been
reviewed for the 2004 and the 2005.
The budget section contains a discussion of proposed activities and budget
requests related to the following priority initiatives:
President's Drug Treatment Initiative - FY 2005 is the
fourth year of this five year initiative to increase substance abuse treatment
Mental Health Systems Transformation - Implementation
of the findings of the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health,
including a proposed "State Incentive Grant for Transformation" program.
Strategic Prevention Framework - A new approach to
identifying and implementing improved prevention services.
Performance Partnership Grants - Transformation of the
current Block Grants in order to improve State and federal accountability and
increase State flexibility in use of funds.
Strategic Planning - SAMHSA's draft Strategic Plan
directly supports HHS Strategic Objectives 1.4, 1.5 and 3.5 and all management
objectives identified in Goal 8.
B. Discussion and Performance Analysis