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CSAP GPRA Modernization Act Data Collection Tools


The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) provides resources for substance abuse prevention data collection and analyses.

CSAP develops comprehensive prevention systems by:

What is GPRA?

The Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) (PDF | 169 KB) is a United States law enacted in 1993, one of a series of laws designed to improve government performance management. The GPRA requires agencies to engage in performance management tasks such as setting goals, measuring results, and reporting progress. To comply with the GPRA, agencies produce strategic plans, performance plans, and conduct gap analyses of projects.

The GPRA of 1993 established project planning, strategic planning, and set up a framework of reporting for agencies to show the progress they make towards achievement of goals. The GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 developed a more efficient and modern system, based on the existing requirements of the 1993 Act, for government agencies to report their progress.

As part of this federal mandate, all SAMHSA grantees are required to collect and report performance data using approved measurement tools. The Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) describe the data collection and performance measurement process.

  • Providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol and tobacco use; and
  • Promoting effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively


This Fact Sheet provides an overview of GPRA, National Outcome Measures (NOMs), and clarifies which SAMHSA programs collect data.

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CSAP Data Collection Tools

SAMHSA's Performance Accountability and Reporting System (SPARS) provides data collection tools for the Center of Substance Use and Prevention.

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Last Updated: 05/17/2024
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