MHSA Prudent Reserve

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) requires Counties to establish and maintain a Prudent Reserve to ensure that County MHSA programs will continue to be able to serve those currently being served should MHSA revenues decrease. 

Merced County established its MHSA Prudent Reserve in September of 2009 with interest accruing in the subsequent years.  In FY 2016-2017 Merced County increased the Prudent Reserve to ensure that both CSS and PEI Programs would continue should revenues decrease.

Please see the most recent Three-Year Plan or Annual Update on the MHSA Plans, Updated and Reports page to find the latest information on the Prudent Reserve.