(a) The amount of payments awarded under this part during a Federal fiscal year will be the amount requested by the State and approved by VA in accordance with this part. Payments may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the employee incentive program for that fiscal year and may not exceed 2 percent of the amount of the total per diem payments estimated by VA to be made under 38 U.S.C. 1741 to the State for that SVH during that fiscal year for adult day health care, domiciliary care, hospital care, and nursing home care.
(b) Payments will be made by lump sum or installment as deemed appropriate by the Director, Geriatrics and Extended Care Operations.
(c) Payments will be made to the State or, if designated by the State representative, the SVH conducting the employee incentive program.
(d) Payments made under this part for a specific employee incentive program shall be used solely for that purpose.