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
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Certificate of Confidentiality
Last updated: 1/04/2011