The Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 updated some aspects of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. Federal agencies are required to set long-term goals and objectives as well as specific near-term performance goals. As part of this federal mandate, all SAMHSA grantees are required to collect and report performance data using approved measurement tools.
About the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010
President Obama signed into law the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 on January 4, 2011. The GPRA Modernization Act updated some aspects of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993, which established strategic planning, performance planning, and performance reporting as ways for federal agencies to communicate progress in achieving their missions.
The GPRA Modernization Act established some important changes and builds on lessons agencies have learned in setting goals and reporting performance. It also places emphasis on setting priorities, cross-organizational collaboration to achieve shared goals, and the use and analysis of goals and measures to improve outcomes of federally funded programs.
For more information on the GPRA and other federal performance documents, visit the White House website. Also, for several other laws affecting federal agency requirements, review Part 6 of OMB Circular A-11 (PDF | 427 KB).
SAMHSA GPRA Tools
As part of this federal mandate, all SAMHSA programs must collect and report performance data. The Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) describe the data collection and performance measurement process. Programs generally use the approved performance tool for the appropriate Center.
- Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) GPRA Data Collection System: Transformation Accountability System (TRAC)
The TRAC system is a web-based data entry and reporting system that provides a data repository for CMHS program performance measures.
- Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) GPRA Modernization Act Data Collection Tools
CSAP works with federal, state, public, and private organizations to develop comprehensive prevention systems.
- Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) GPRA Modernization Act Data Collection Tools
The Services Accountability Improvement System (SAIS) is a web-based data entry and reporting system that provides a data repository for CSAT program performance measures for grantees and program officials/government project officers.
- Certificate of Confidentiality (CC)
The CC protects grantees from legal requests for names or other information that would personally identify participants in the evaluation of a grant, project, or contract.
Approved community-level GPRA/National Outcome Measures (NOMs) surveys are available for population-focused programs.
For more information, contact your program official/government project officer.