The Deputy Commissioner of the International Division of the department shall
review all proposals and applications for financial assistance to determine
whether they are complete and meet the purpose of providing financial
assistance, and shall forward his or her recommendations to the commissioner
for a final decision.
department shall give preference to proposals and applications which result in
benefiting an applicant's member businesses which offer goods or services
substantially produced in New York State.
(c) The commissioner shall approve or
disapprove of the proposals and applications, and so notify the applicants in
writing. The department shall provide financial assistance by purchase orders
or separate written contracts, as is appropriate or necessary.