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FY 2013 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Cooperative Agreements for Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Data Integration
(Short Title: EHR and PDMP Data Integration)


The application receipt date for EHR and PDMP Data Integration has been extended to July 24. If you have already submitted an application, it is being reviewed and you do not need to submit another application. CSAT encourages other eligible applicants to submit an application by the July 24 receipt date.

Request for Applications (RFA) No.: TI-13-013
Posting on June 19, 2013
Original Receipt date: June 12, 2013
Modified Receipt date: July 24, 2013

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No.: 93.243

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by July 24, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Cooperative Agreements for Electronic Health Record (EHR) and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Data Integration. The purpose of this program is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse by providing healthcare providers with access to PDMP data to make sound clinical decisions without disturbing their regular clinical workflow. Providing resources to states to enable hospital emergency department EHRs, primary care facility EHRs, and retail store pharmacy dispensing systems to link electronically to PDMPs will facilitate increased utilization. In order to foster the ability of states to reduce the nature, scope, and extent of prescription drug abuse, SAMHSA expects these grantees to: 1) improve the quality of prescription drug information available to healthcare providers by integrating PDMP data into existing technologies, e.g., EHRs, Health Information Exchanges (HIEs); and 2) support real-time access to prescription drug information by integrating PDMP data into existing clinical workflows. Grant funds will assist states in addressing prescription drug misuse and abuse strategies by integrating their PDMP data into EHRs and other Health Information Technology (HIT) systems. These grant funds cannot be used to enhance or expand PDMPs and can only be used for the purposes of integrating PDMP data into health information systems.


Eligible applicants are state government agencies (e.g., Single State Authority, Board of Pharmacy, Health Department, etc.) in the 49 states and one U.S. territory (Guam) that have enacted legislation or regulations that permit the following:

  • Implementation of a state PDMP; and
  • Imposition of appropriate penalties for the unauthorized use and disclosure of information maintained in the program.

Eligibility is limited to states/territory with enacted PDMP legislation because only these states/territory have the capability to collect the required information and make that information available to prescribers, dispensers, and under controls, other states. PDMPs that are not actively collecting information cannot link their systems to EHRs or share information with other state PDMPs. Due to state laws establishing PDMPs, privacy, confidentiality, security, and other limitations on PDMPs, EHR and PDMP Data Integration grants are limited to state and applicable territorial government entities.

Please note that states who received SAMHSA FY 2012 PDMP EHR Integration and Interoperability grants (Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Ohio, Texas, Washington, West Virginia) are not eligible to apply.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreements
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $3.4 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 8
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $212,500 per year
Cost Sharing/Match Required? No
Length of Project Period: Up to 2 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $212,500 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on the FY 2013 Continuing Resolution, as reduced by sequestration. Applicants should be aware that final funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

These awards will be made as cooperative agreements.

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact:
Jinhee J. Lee, Pharm.D.
Project Officer
Division of Pharmacologic Therapies
Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7 -1028
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-0545

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:
Eileen Bermudez
Office of Financial Resources, Division of Grants Management
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1412

Documents Needed to Complete a Grant Application





Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants.

Additional materials available on this website include:

Last updated: 06/19/2013