The student achievement council shall have the following powers and duties in administering the program for those proposals in which a four-year institution of higher education is named as the lead institution and fiscal agent:
(1) To adopt rules necessary to carry out the program;
(2) To award grants no later than September 1st in those years when funding is available by June 30th;
(3) To establish each biennium specific guidelines for submitting grant proposals consistent with RCW 28B.120.005
and consistent with the ten-year plan for higher education, the system design plan, the overall goals of the program and the guidelines established by the state board for community and technical colleges under RCW 28B.120.025
After June 30, 2001, and each biennium thereafter, the council shall determine funding priorities for proposals for the biennium in consultation with the legislature, the office of the superintendent of public instruction, the state board for community and technical colleges, the workforce training and education coordinating board, higher education institutions, educational associations, and business and community groups consistent with statewide needs;
(4) To solicit grant proposals and provide information to the institutions of higher education about the program; and
(5) To establish reporting, evaluation, accountability, monitoring, and dissemination requirements for the recipients of the grants awarded by the office of financial management.