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Annual Fiscal Reports and Audits

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.

Annual Reports to the California Children and Families Commission (First 5 California)

This report, issued every fiscal year, outlines our revenue and expenditure summary. 

FYE 2021-22
FYE 2020-21
FYE 2019-20
FYE 2018-19
FYE 2017-18

Financial Statement Audits

Each fiscal year, an independent auditor reviews First 5 Kern’s financial statements and issues the below report.

FYE June 30, 2023 and 2022
FYE June 30, 2022 and 2021
FYE June 30, 2021 and 2020
FYE June 30, 2020 and 2019
FYE June 30, 2019 and 2018

Fiscal Impact Report

*Issued in April, 2018

The Fiscal Impact of Proposition 10 in Kern County

Special Reports

Cost-Benefit Analysis of First 5 Kern-funded programs – October 2018
Assessment of First 5 Kern Evaluation Reports – February 2007