The Florida Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) Foundation has achieved approximately $650,000 in donations. The Florida Department of Health has been awarded $1.48 million through federal and national non-profit grants. These sources of funding have been a tremendous assistance to implementing Florida’s PDMP and made several project-specific enhancements possible. However, since this funding arrangement is unusual and not contained/controlled within a state agency budget – which is generally considered the norm for state requirements – the Foundation has had to overcome a number of challenges to meet the funding needs of the Department of Health. The following are the current requirements of the Department of Health followed by goal the Foundation will use for fundraising. Note that the PDMP is currently funded through June 30, 2013.
|Department of Health Funding Requirements that still need to be met:|
|Required by July 1, 2013 for First Quarter Expenses||$125,000|
|Annual Fundraising Goal starting July 2013; on-hand annually by February of each preceding fundraising year e.g. February 2014||$500,000|