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
Fiscal Year 2019-20 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2018-19 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2017-18 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2016-17 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2015-16 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2014-15 Report to the Community Fiscal Year 2013-14 Report to the Community
Reports of an Independent Evaluator
2020-21 Annual Report 2019-20 Annual Report 2018-19 Annual Report 2017-18 Annual Report 2016-17 Annual Report 2015-16 Annual Report 2014-15 Annual Report 2013-14 Annual Report
Financial Statement Audits
FYE June 30, 2021 and 2020
FYE June 30, 2020 and 2019
FYE June 30, 2019 and 2018
FYE June 30, 2018 and 2017
FYE June 30, 2017 and 2016
FYE June 30, 2016 and 2015
FYE June 30, 2015 and 2014
FYE June 30, 2014 and 2013
Fiscal Impact Report
Cost-Benefit Analysis of First 5 Kern-funded programs – October 2018
Assessment of First 5 Kern Evaluation Reports – February 2007