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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

Florida's PDMP is funded through federal and private grant money and funds raised by the Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors. With the exception of two one-time appropriations of $500,000 for FY 2013-14, FY2015-16, and FY2016-17 no state funds or funds received directly or indirectly from prescription drug manufacturers may be used to support the PDMP.

1. Private Funding

Donations procured by the Florida PDMP Foundation, Inc., the direct-support organization authorized by section 893.055, F.S., fund the continuing operation of the PDMP.

2. Federal Grants

The PDMP has been awarded five federal grants, 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 four Harold Rogers PDMP grants from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance totaling $1,599,250

  • May 19, 2010 - $400,000 "Implementation" grant
  • September 19, 2010 - $400,000 "Enhancement" grant
  • August 21, 2012 - $399,300 "Enhancement" grant
  • September 3, 2013 - $399,950 "Data-Driven Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Reducing Rx Abuse" grant
  • September 18, 2015 - $499,991 "Enhancement" grant
Additionally, on September 20, 2012, the PDMP was awarded a grant of $240,105 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate PDMP data into existing clinical workflow and technology and to expand interoperability.

3. Private Grants

DOH has received three grant awards from the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities (NASCSA) totaling $49,952. These private grant funds were used to create a website, to purchase office equipment, and to purchase promotional items.