(a) The commission shall allocate funds for research on tick borne illness in the state based on appropriations received by the commission from the Education Trust Fund.
(b) The commission shall award appropriated funds annually through a grant application process. Only research universities and research facilities may apply for grant moneys.
(c) In order to receive the funds before the first day of the fiscal year, the college or university requesting or receiving money shall provide information regarding the method, scope, and significance of its research as a prerequisite to receiving the funds. The commission may withdraw future funding from any university not performing adequate research in the opinion of the commission.