An association wishing to be considered for cost sharing pursuant to this chapter shall make written application to the Secretary as provided by the Department and shall conform to the following requirements:
A. Each association shall be active with a currently elected board of managers.
B. Each association shall have adopted and implemented an operations and maintenance program which provides for the regular maintenance of that association's drainage outlet systems.
C. Each association, upon application for assistance, shall submit an operations and maintenance plan for the maintenance of drainage outlet systems, for which cost sharing is requested. This plan shall include cost estimates and shall have been approved by the local soil conservation district in the year of application.
D. Each association shall submit a written commitment indicating the source of the funds to be matched.
E. Each association shall have the continuing duty to keep all drainage improvements in good repair.