**Tony Cook** recently [requested an extension of his Maintaining the Perl 5 Grant](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2017/10/grant-extension-request-mainta-5.html).
I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $20,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 400 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. For the fund status, please also see [P5CMF running out of funds](http://news.perlfoundation.org/2017/10/p5cmf-running-out-of-funds.html).
I also appreciate Tony Cook, who publishes regular progress report on his work.