Recently, Patrick Michaud, head of the "'Rakudo' Perl 6 implementation":http://rakudo.org/ effort on top of the "Parrot VM":http://www.parrot.org/, was awarded the first "Hague grant for Perl 6 development":http://www.perlfoundation.org/ian_hague_perl_6_development_grants. This grant is effectively a follow-up and extension to his highly successful "Mozilla Foundation / Perl Foundation grant for Perl 6 development ":http://news.perlfoundation.org/2007/11/patrick_michaud_awarded_perl_6.htmlthat was awarded in November 2007. Patrick wrote an "excellent summary":http://use.perl.org/%7Epmichaud/journal/37403 of the grant and what it achieved at his "use.perl.org":http://use.perl.org/ journal.
For anyone who is interested in why Patrick is receiving a new grant to continue this work, I highly recommend you read the grant summary for the MoFo/TPF Perl 6 grant. It is an shining example of the best that can come from supporting exceptional members of the Perl community in their efforts to advance the Perl technology and Perl culture.