The board shall adopt reasonable rules necessary to implement the city hardship assistance program as recommended by the road jurisdiction study.
The following criteria shall be used to implement the program:
(1) Cities with a population of twenty thousand or less and a net gain in cost responsibility due to jurisdictional transfers in chapter 342, Laws of 1991, and thereafter under *RCW 47.26.167
, are eligible to receive money from the small city pavement and sidewalk account created in RCW 47.26.340
(2) The board shall develop criteria and procedures under which eligible cities may receive funding for rehabilitation projects on transferred city streets; and
(3) The amount spent for the city hardship assistance program shall not exceed the amount deposited under RCW 46.68.110