§5B-2-4a. State allocation to regional councils.
The West Virginia development office may enter into contractual agreements with the regional councils formed under the provisions of section five, article twenty-five, chapter eight of this code to provide funding to the regional councils to be used to obtain federal matching grants and for other purposes determined to be appropriate by the development office. The maximum state allocation to each eligible regional council shall be forty thousand dollars: Provided, That the amount of the allocation shall be determined by dividing the number of eligible regional councils into the total amount of funds made available for allocation by the Legislature. The West Virginia development office shall develop criteria to determine a regional council's eligibility for the state allocation.