(a) A qualified regional health organization is entitled to a grant of $30,000 each fiscal year for the training and supervision of primary community health aides if the organization or another local or regional health organization employed at least three primary community health aides on July 1, 1984, to serve the communities proposed to be served under the grant.

(b) During each fiscal year, a qualified regional health organization or local health organization is entitled to a grant of $8,000 multiplied by the number of primary community health aides who were employed by that organization or another local or regional health organization during the previous fiscal year who each week during the previous fiscal year averaged at least 20 hours of service in the communities proposed to be served by the grant, but not to exceed the number of primary community health aides who were employed by a local or regional health organization on July 1, 1984, to serve the communities proposed to be served under the grant.

(c) A grant under (b) of this section may be used only for

(1) training of primary community health aides, including tuition and travel to training programs;

(2) supervision of primary community health aides, including travel for supervisors;

(3) alternate community health aides.

(d) The department shall compute and pay a grant under this section within the limits of appropriations made for the purpose.