A. The Department may award subsidies to a provider if:
(1) The Department has certified the facility;
(2) Sufficient State funds for congregate housing service subsidies are available in the Department's budget;
(3) The cost of services to be provided and the amount of subsidies required per participant are consistent with costs in comparable facilities; and
(4) The provider and the Department have entered into a purchase of services agreement for the applicable fiscal year.
B. If a provider desires subsidies for its participants beyond the initial fiscal year that subsidies are awarded, the provider shall request annually that the Department renew the subsidy award.