(a) The total amount of grants awarded by operators of facilities under Section 22.003 and by the department under Section 22.006 during each state fiscal year may not exceed $30 million.

(b) During each state fiscal year, the department may not pay to an operator of a facility as reimbursements under Section 22.003 or grants under Section 22.006 an amount that exceeds $6 million.

(c) On a determination that money in the agricultural biomass and landfill diversion incentive account is insufficient to pay reimbursements under Section 22.003 or grants under Section 22.006, the department, in consultation with interested parties, may develop a proportionate and equitable schedule to pay the reimbursements or grants. In developing a schedule to pay reimbursements or grants under this subsection, the department may consider a facility’s:

(1) effect on wages and job creation or job retention;

(2) level of capital investment; and

(3) effect on the local economy and the economy of this state.