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 and federally recognized Indian tribal governments.

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 $ 1,171,200   2021-10-012024-09-30
Department Of Public Health & Social Services $ 1,084,886   2021-10-012024-09-30
Health & Family Services, Kentucky Cabinet For $ 1,399,678   2021-10-012024-09-30
Health, Maryland Department Of $ 1,648,958   2021-10-012024-09-30
Safety & Professional Services, Wisconsin Dept Of $ 1,648,500   2021-10-012024-09-30
Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs Control, Oklahoma State Bureau Of $ 1,650,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department Of $ 1,650,000   2021-10-012024-09-30
Pharmacy, Ohio State Board Of $ 1,648,455   2021-10-012024-09-30
Health And Human Services, Nebraska Department Of $ 1,648,239   2021-10-012024-09-30
Public Health, Alabama Department Of $ 1,650,000   2021-10-012024-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: ? Currently, 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territory of Guam have an operational PDMP. St. Louis County, Missouri?s PDMP is also live. ? Missouri has pending state legislation to authorize a PDMP. ? Interstate data sharing has expanded significantly in the last two years. Forty states are sharing with at least one other state; nine states are in the process of initiating interstate data sharing; Guam, Hawaii and Oregon are not presently sharing data outside of the state. ? 33 states now require prescribers to query the database for all controlled substance prescriptions or under certain circumstances as a result of BJA?s training and technical assistance program in the last three years. Fiscal Year 2017: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

The Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) allows for states? discretion as they plan, implement, or enhance a PDMP to accommodate local decision-making based on state laws and preferences, while encouraging the replication of promising practices.

In FY 2012, the program expanded to provide funding to federally recognized Indian tribal governments for the specific purpose of enabling tribal health care providers to provide data to and access data contained within state PDMPs.

In FY 2013, the program expanded again to enable applications for data-driven, multidisciplinary approaches to reducing prescription drug abuse, encouraging greater utilization of the PDMPs and their data.

In FY 2015 the program added a fourth funding category to promote practitioner and researcher partnerships and contribute to the larger body of knowledge on PDMP best practices. Grant funds under this program can be used to: ? Build a state-level data collection and analysis system to enhance the capacity of regulatory and law enforcement agencies and public health officials for future prevention efforts.

? Enhance existing programs? abilities to analyze and use collected data to identify drug abuse trends, identify and address sources of diversion, and increase the number of users of the PDMP. ? Promote the use of data from the PDMP and other sources to measure drug abuse trends, identify and address sources of diversion, and better inform decision making by prescribers and dispensers. ? Facilitate and participate in national evaluation efforts to assess efficiency and effectiveness of potential best practices.

? Encourage and implement the exchange of information under the PMIX Architecture among states to prevent cross-border diversion. ? Contribute to state level opioid abuse prevention plans and determine methodologies to encourage replication of strategies that are proven to be effective. ? Assess the efficiency and effectiveness of state-level programs to make improvements and encourage additional states to implement programs.

? Enhance collaborations with law enforcement, prosecutors, treatment professionals, the medical community, pharmacies, and regulatory boards to establish a comprehensive PDMP strategy.

? Enable federally recognized Indian tribal governments to establish the policy, legal, and technological infrastructure to share PDMP data from health care facilities with the appropriate state PDMP. ? Establish multidisciplinary action groups consisting of county, state, and federal criminal justice professionals; state and local health authorities; and treatment providers to determine best practices for sharing data, regulatory schemes, deconfliction strategies, intelligence gathering, targeted regulatory and enforcement activity, and prioritization of treatment and prevention efforts for at-risk individuals and communities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Beneficiary Eligibility

Category 1: Implementation and Enhancement: Applicants are limited to state governments that have a pending or enacted enabling statute or regulation requiring the submission of controlled substance prescription data to an authorized state agency. Category 2: Tribal PDMP Data Sharing Grants: Applicants are limited to federally recognized tribal governments as defined under the Indian Self Determination Act, 25 U.S.C. 450b(e). Category 3: Data-Driven Multidisciplinary Approaches to Reducing Rx Abuse Grants: Applicants are limited to state agencies (health departments, law enforcement authorities, etc.) and units of county government located in states with existing and operational prescription drug monitoring programs.


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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

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

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Applicants must submit completed applications via the Office of Justice Programs, Grants Management System or through grants.gov following established criteria. The receipt, review, and analysis of applications will follow Office of Justice Programs policies and procedures for the administration of grant applications. Specific application instructions for solicitations are available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities).

Award Procedures

Upon approval by the Assistant Attorney General, successful applicants are notified via the Grants Management System. One copy of the grant award must be signed by the authorized official and returned to the Office of Justice Programs.


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


An act appropriating funds for the Department of Justice in the current fiscal year.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

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


There are no appeal rights for rejection of a discretionary application. Please see section 28 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 18.


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

The terms for these grant program budget periods are typically 18 months in duration. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/release: See the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide section on ?Period of Availability of Funds' at https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/chapter3.2a.htm.

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 in accordance with the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm).

To assist in fulfilling the Departments responsibilities under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA), Public Law 103-62, and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010, Public Law 111?352, recipients must provide data that measures the results of their work.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.


In accordance with the requirement set forth in 2 CFR 200, Subpart F, 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 16 $11,162,933; FY 17 est $14,000,000; and FY 18 est $12,000,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

See the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site (https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm).

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Solicitation guidelines are posted on the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm . For additional guidance reference the Department of Justice Grants Financial Guide (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/index.htm) and Post award Instructions (https://ojp.gov/financialguide/DOJ/PostawardRequirements/index.htm). Applicable administrative requirements and Department of Justice regulations applicable to specific types of grantees can be found in title 2 of the Code of Federal Regulations (2 C.F.R.).

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Tara Kunkel U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Assistance 810 7th Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20531 Email: AskBJA@usdoj.gov Phone: 202-616-6500 or 1-866-859-2647.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

For selection criteria and required elements see the current fiscal year?s solicitation available at the Office of Justice Programs web site at https://ojp.gov/funding/Explore/CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm.

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