The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $3.6 million for Cooperative Agreements for Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Electronic Health Record Integration and Interoperability Expansion. The program improves the real-time access to PDMP data by integrating existing technologies like electronic health records – in order to reduce prescription drug abuse. It will also strengthen State PDMPs by providing resources to increase their interoperability. The grant program will be complemented by an evaluation program conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
SAMHSA expects that up to eight grantees will receive up to $225,000 per year for up to two years. The actual award amounts may vary depending on the availability of funds.
WHO CAN APPLY:
Eligible applicants are the immediate office of the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor) in the States and U.S. territories in the 49 States and one U.S. territory with existing PDMP legislation. See Section III-1 of this RFA for complete eligibility information.
HOW TO APPLY:
You may request a complete application package from SAMHSA for TI-12-011 at 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727) [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. You may also download the required documents from the SAMHSA website at
Applicants are encouraged to apply online using
APPLICATION DUE DATE:
July 31, 2012. Applications must be received by the due date and time to be considered for review. Please review carefully Section IV-3 of the application announcement for submission requirements.
Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Jinhee J. Lee, Pharm.D., at (240) 276-0545 or
. For questions on grants management issues contact Eileen Bermudez at (240) 276-1412 or
SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.