40 U.S. Code § 15503. Approval of applications for assistance
(a) Evaluation by State Member.—
An application to a Commission for a grant or any other assistance for a project under this subtitle shall be made through, and evaluated for approval by, the State member of the Commission representing the applicant.
(b) Certification.—An application to a Commission for a grant or other assistance for a project under this subtitle shall be eligible for assistance only on certification by the State member of the Commission representing the applicant that the application for the project—
describes ways in which the project complies with any applicable State economic and infrastructure development plan;
adequately ensures that the project will be properly administered, operated, and maintained; and
(c) Votes for Decisions.—
On certification by a State member of a Commission of an application for a grant or other assistance for a specific project under this section, an affirmative vote of the Commission under section 15302 shall be required for approval of the application.