Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

To enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies to collect and analyze controlled substance prescription data through a centralized database administered by an authorized state agency.

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2008: Please refer to website for funded projects.

Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Administracion De Servicios De Salud Mental Y Contra La Adiccion $ 2,000,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Human Services, Oregon Department Of $ 1,669,261   2020-10-012023-09-30
Health, Tennessee Dept Of $ 2,000,000   2020-10-012023-09-30
Pharmacy, Nevada State Board Of $ 781,761   2020-10-012023-09-30
Arkansas Department Of Health $ 1,369,670   2020-10-012023-09-30
Department Of Health Utah $ 1,999,998   2020-10-012023-09-30
Health And Social Services, Alaska Department Of $ 1,013,858   2020-10-012023-09-30
Safety & Professional Services, Wisconsin Dept Of $ 1,945,652   2020-10-012023-09-30
Pharmacy, Kansas Board Of $ 975,489   2020-10-012023-09-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 1,298,502   2020-10-012023-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2008: Since inception of the program in 2002, over 100 grants have been awarded through the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to states to support them in their efforts to plan for, implement, or enhance a prescription drug monitoring program. Prior to fiscal year 2002, there were 15 states operating PDMPs. Since the inception of the Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, this funding opportunity has resulted in 21 states receiving new program grants and 13 states netting planning grants. There are now 26 operating PDMPs and 9 states with legislation in place to establish a program. Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Funding for planning grants can be used to assist in planning for a data collection and analysis system by engaging key stakeholders in the state in the planning process.

Funding for implementation grants may be used to plan, establish, and build a data collection and analysis system; develop an infrastructure to support programmatic activities; facilitate the exchange of information and collected prescription data among states; facilitate the establishment of collaborations; develop a training program for system users; produce and disseminate educational materials; and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Funding for enhancement grants may be used to enhance a data collection and analysis system; develop infrastructure to support programmatic activities; enhance an existing training program; support collaborations with law enforcement and prosecutors; support collaborations with treatment providers and drug courts; facilitate information sharing among states; expand monitoring to Schedules III, IV, and V; and assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the program.

Up to 25% of enhancement funds can be used towards operating expenses.

The remaining funds should be used to enhance the functioning of an existing program.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals): Law, Justice, and Legal Services.


Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals): Law, Justice, and Legal Services

Beneficiary Eligibility



The applicant must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance (Standard Form 424), including signed assurances that it will comply with statutory and administrative requirements. By certifying on-line, the authorizing signing official is also assuring that all federal certifications and assurances are being met. The certification and assurance forms (Assurances, OJP Form 4000/3 and Certifications Regarding Lobbying; Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters; and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements, OJP Form 4061/6) are provided on-line to allow applicants to review and accept them electronically. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

No formal pre application coordination is required.

While informal pre application coordination is not required, it is encouraged that applicants coordinate with any facilities for which they have responsibility to detain or incarcerate undocumented criminal aliens.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applications must be submitted through the online, Internet-based Grants Management System (GMS) at: https://grants.ojp.usdoj.gov/. Faxed or mailed applications or supplemental materials will not be accepted.

Award Procedures

All applications will be peer reviewed. The BJA Director will then make award recommendations to OJP s Assistant Attorney General, who will make a final determination.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Public Law 110-161, 121 Stat. 1909: Public Law 110-329.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Applications will generally be approved or denied within 60 days of receipt of a complete application.


Not Applicable.


Subject to congressional appropriation.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Awards are made within 90 days of application end date. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Please contact the program office for further assistance.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Recipients are required to submit semi-annual Progress Reports.

Successful applicants will be required to work with designated national organizations to implement the training at the state level and keep the training current with changing laws.

Recipients are required to submit quarterly Financial Reports.

To assist in fulfilling the Department s responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA), P.L.

103-62, applicants who receive funding under this solicitation must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 28 CFR, Parts 66 and 70, grantees must maintain all financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other records pertinent to the award for at least 3 years following the close of the most recent audit.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 08 $6,063,225; FY 09 est $7,000,000; FY 10 est $7,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

For planning grants, applicant can request up to $50,000. The maximum project period for planning grants is 15 months.
For implementation grants, applicant can request up to $400,000. The maximum project period for implementation grants is 24 months.
For enhancement grants, applicant can request up to $400,000. The maximum project period for enhancement grants is 24 months.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Program Application Kit and Questions and Answers posted regularly on the OJP website at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/ . The OJP Financial Guide can be viewed at:

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Rebecca Rose Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Department of Justice, 810 Seventh Street, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

See solicitation for selection criteria and required elements.

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