§ 459-h. Confidentiality. 1. The street address of any residential program for victims of domestic violence applying for funding pursuant to this article shall be confidential and may be disclosed only to persons designated by rules and regulations of the department.

    2. All information related to the general location or specific street address of a structure anticipated to house a residential program for victims of domestic violence that is contained in any application submitted to a state or local agency or any instrumentality thereof prior to the filing of an application for funding pursuant to this article shall be kept confidential by those entities and their employees and may be disclosed only to persons designated by the rules and regulations of the department.