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Funding

E-FORCSE, Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

PDMP Foundation accepts $2 million dollar check from Attorney General Pam Bondi
June 5, 2014 - State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. John Armstrong joins Bob Macdonald, Executive Director of the Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc., and Dave Bowen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Florida PDMP Foundation, in accepting a check in the amount of $1.9 million from Attorney General Pam Bondi. The money was part of a settlement from Caremark and will be used to fund E-FORCSE operations for the next four years.  For more information, please see Attorney General Pam Bondi's Press Release.

Funding the E-FORCSE Database

Since implementation of the PDMP in 2009, there have been four sources of funding for the administration of the program, as outlined below. The Department remains committed to exploring innovative options for identifying projects and securing funds for the PDMP, and stands ready to work alongside our stakeholders and partners to ensure the future of the program.

  1. General Revenue – HB5203 was passed by the 2017 Florida Legislature and authorizes the Department to use state funds appropriated through the General Appropriations Act to fund the administration of the PDMP. The Florida Legislature has authorized general revenue appropriations of $500,000 for administration of the PDMP for FY2013-14, FY2015-16, FY2016-17 and FY2017-18.
  2. Private Fundraising – The Florida PDMP Foundation (Foundation), Inc., is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization incorporated with the Florida Department of State. The Foundation operates as a direct support organization for the Department to provide funding and support for the PDMP. Since its formation, the Foundation has raised over $2.2 million and has provided $1,010,513 to fund the administration of the PDMP.
  3. Federal Grants - The PDMP has been awarded six federal grants totaling $2,443,471, which are based on specific projects outlined in the grant application and only a limited portion (if any) may be used to offset infrastructure, personnel, and facility expenses. The PDMP has applied for and was awarded five Harold Rogers PDMP grants from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance and one grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
  4. Private Grants -  The PDMP was awarded three grant awards from the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities totaling $49,952. These private grant funds were used to create a website, to purchase office equipment, and to purchase promotional items.