SPARS Batch Upload Office Hours for CSAT, CMHS, and TTA Grantees preparing new CSV data files

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The SPARS team is offering three Office Hour sessions about the new Comma-Separated-Values (CSV) Batch Upload process for SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) grantees. These office hours are focused on grantee staff that will be involved in preparing the CSV files for upload to SPARS. These sessions will allow grantees to ask questions about how to use the codebook and CSV batch upload template to format data for SPARS.

The new CSV-based batch upload method offers a simpler and more accessible way for grantees to upload multiple data records at once to SPARS. It’s a good time to consider this option and its potential to save time with data entry. The new feature will be available for the TTA Forms, the CMHS NOMs Tool, and the CSAT GPRA tool. All grant programs using these tools will be able to use the new CSV Batch Upload process in SPARS.

Office Hours sessions will start with a brief introduction to the comma separated values (CSV)-based process and then the session will be opened up for grantees to ask questions.

Grantees that will be preparing CSV files should attend the Office Hours associated with the type of data which they wish to upload.  A parallel set of sessions was held the week of December 19th, covering the same information as will be addressed in the upcoming sessions.

 

FOR THOSE WORKING WITH CSAT GPRA DATA:

FOR THOSE WORKING WITH CMHS NOMs DATA:

FOR THOSE WORKING WITH TTA DATA:

Please submit questions in advance using this link.

These office hour sessions are focused on the preparation of the CSV files, not the upload of the data into SPARS. Additional training and resources will be provided in January/February to address uploading the CSV files into SPARS. Those materials will include training slides and a pre-recorded video, as well as a batch upload resource guide.

Thank you, 

The SPARS Team

 

Announcement date: 01/04/2023