The FY 23 grant period came to a close on June 30th and the Board more than tripled the amount of funds awarded from previous years. Nevertheless, several challenges arose in the final days including severe storms on June 29th which caused several electrical, cell service, and internet outages across the state. For these reasons, we have already initiated requests to allow FY 23 applicants to be considered for the FY 24 award periods. We will also seek to the begin the FY 24 application period as soon as possible and will recognize those agencies that already had applications in the system. Despite key turnovers and the steep learning curve of using a new on-line application system, the Board made tremendous strides in the last few months to assist applicants in meeting their filing requirements and deadlines. We hope to maintain this enthusiasm and momentum as we sequence the FY 24 programs and seek an opening date as soon as possible.