Application and grant process.
(a) A State desiring to participate shall submit a completed application to the Associate Administrator for Airports.
(b) After review of the applications submitted by the States, the Administrator shall select three States for participation in the State block grant pilot program.
(c) The Administrator shall issue a written grant offer that sets forth the terms and conditions of the State block grant agreement to each selected State.
(d) A State's participation in the State block grant pilot program begins when a State accepts the Administrator's written grant offer in writing and within any time limit specified by the Administrator. The State shall certify, in its written acceptance, that the acceptance complies with all applicable Federal and State law, that the acceptance constitutes a legal and binding obligation of the State, and that the State has the authority to carry out all the terms and conditions of the written grant offer.