|(a) The Agency shall administer the Self-Sufficiency Fund. (1) The Director, or his or her designee who is knowledgeable in the administration of grants, shall be responsible for the distribution of money from the Fund. (2) The Director, or his or her designee, shall ensure that employers and training providers work together to propose training and employment for a specific number of trainees. (b) Proposals requesting funding for a project may be submitted from any area of the state. Proposals must be reasonable in scope and utilize all available resources, including private contributions as well as local, state and federal funds.