GPRA Modernization Act of 2010 Tools

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 | 373 KB).

SAMHSA GPRA Tools

As part of this federal mandate, all SAMHSA programs must collect and report performance data. The Requests for Applications (RFAs) describe the data collection and performance measurement process. Programs generally use the approved performance tool for the appropriate Center.

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.

Last Updated: 02/24/2014