As you might have noticed, TPF has been granting money for some big tasks, like funding Nicholas Clark or Dave Mitchel's work on Perl 5. Nevertheless, TPF has a Grants Committee with its own budget, to give grants for smaller projects, ranging from $500 to $3000.
With this amount we do not expect to fund full-time work, but instead, use it as an incentive to complete some specific task. Therefore, you don't have to have a large, complex, or lengthy project. You don't even have to be a Perl master or guru. If you have a good idea and the means and ability to accomplish it, we want to hear from you!
If you have something that could benefit the Perl community but just need that little extra help, submit a grant proposal until the end of July. You would like to have the money, you have the knowledge, but do not know what do propose? Ask around and you will probably get some ideas. Some Perl pumpkins might post some ideas as comments on this post.
Check procedure details at http://www.perlfoundation.org/how_to_write_a_proposal