(A) The commission may administer an underground utility damage prevention grant program, subject to availability of funds, to provide grants for qualified purposes.
(1) Qualified purposes include:
(a) Public awareness programs established by a protection service.
(b) Training and education programs for excavators, operators, designers, persons who locate underground utility facilities, or other persons.
(c) Programs providing incentives for excavators, operators, persons who locate underground utility facilities, or other persons to reduce the number and severity of compliance failures.
(2) Grant funds will be awarded:
(a) At the discretion of the commission.
(b) After a review of all grant applications for the grant review period.
(c) As reimbursement for qualified expenses incurred after grant application approval.