First 5 Kern carefully and competently exercise fiscal oversight in distributing and monitoring the tax dollars entrusted to it. The First 5 Kern Commission reports to the state and community through various means.
Each year, a financial audit is conducted by independent auditors, who have consistently given the Commission commendations for the excellence of its stewardship.
In accordance with state requirements, the Commission generates a comprehensive annual report on overall program effectiveness and expenditures to the State Commission. To view these reports, click on the links below. The supporting documentation is not included here; however, the full report to the state can be viewed at the First 5 Kern office, 2724 L Street, Bakersfield.
Reports to the State
Reports to the Community
2016-17 Report to the Community 2015-16 Report to the Community 2014-15 Report to the Community 2013-14 Report to the Community
Reports of an Independent Evaluator
2017-18 Annual Report 2016-17 Annual Report 2015-16 Annual Report 2014-15 Annual Report 2013-14 Annual Report
Financial Statement Audits
Fiscal Impact Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of First 5 Kern-funded programs – October 2018
Assessment of First 5 Kern Evaluation Reports – February 2007
Forensic Analyses – February 2007