**Dave Mitchell** recently [requested an extension of his Maintaining Perl 5 grant](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2017/06/grant-extension-request-mainta-4.html).
I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $20,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 333 hours to this work.
I would like to thank the community members who took time to comment on this grant extension request and our sponsors who made funding the grant possible through our Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.
I also appreciate Dave Mitchell, who publishes regular progress report on his work.