Training on SAMHSA’s updated CSAT GPRA Tool


Thank you for your continued dedication to meeting your grant program’s purpose, goals, and objectives to address the behavioral health needs of your community and the nation. The SPARS team is hosting two live training sessions on the new version of the CSAT Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Client Outcome Measures for Discretionary Programs tool (GPRA Tool; OMB 0930-0208). The new tool is intended to reduce administrative burden and improve data quality.

This announcement includes information and links to register for an upcoming training session to learn more about the new CSAT GPRA tool.

Register for an Upcoming Training Session

Live training sessions for the new tool will occur on Wednesday, 10/12 at 10:00am-12:00pm ET and Thursday, 10/13 at 2:00pm-4:00pm ET. These training sessions are open to all CSAT Grantees, SPARS users, and Government Project Officers (GPOs) responsible for collecting and submitting client-level GPRA Tool data. Registration is required. Please register using the buttons below. Both trainings cover the same content, so you can choose the session that works best for you.

As part of each session, we will:

  • Discuss the importance of the data, how it is used, and why the tool changed.
  • Provide a high-level overview of the tool changes, timeline, requirements, and process for use and submission.
  • Walk through the main sections of the new tool (paper version).
  • Focus on the timeline, resources, next steps, and answering questions.
  • Share several resources including:
    • Word and PDF versions of the new tool
    • Question-by-Question Guide
    • Crosswalk that compares the expiring GPRA Tool to the new version
    • Quick Reference Guide that pulls all of the most important information into one location
    • Codebook for the GPRA Tool. 

Please register for the live trainings using the following links.


                                                                              Wednesday, 10/12 at 10:00am-12:00pm ET 



                                                                               Thursday, 10/13 at 2:00pm-4:00pm ET

Register 10/13


Trainings on additional topics including Section H, batch upload, and SPARS data entry will be provided separately in October, November, and December. 

Would you like to submit questions in advance? You can use the link below. We will aim to make sure that they are covered by our training and include them in the Q&A document that is posted afterwards.

SPARS Training Questions 

A recording of the training, the slides, a written transcript, and a Q&A document will be available on SPARS shortly after the webinar.

We look forward to your participation! 

Thank you, 

The SPARS Team 


For help registering or tech support during the event, email