Many 2011 applications are now under review. For those districts whose applicant contact is unavailable during the summer months, there is a Summer Deferral option. The Summer Deferral period begins on the Friday before Memorial Day and ends on the Tuesday after Labor Day. If a PIA reviewer sends an inquiry to an applicant and does not receive a response, the reviewer will put the application into Summer Deferral. After Labor Day, the review process for those applications will be re-initiated. Contact us if your staff will be unavailable this summer. We can see that the review process is completed over the summer – resulting in an earlier funding commitment for your library or district.