(a) The governor’s office shall provide technical assistance and staff support to assist a commission in the performance of its duties and to develop its recommendations and programs.
(b) Assistance must include:
(1) studies and plans evaluating the needs of and developing the potential for the economic growth of the cultural basin; and
(2) research on improving the conservation and use of human and natural resources in the basin.
(c) The governor’s office may provide assistance to a commission through:
(1) members of the governor’s staff;
(2) the payment of funds authorized by this section;
(3) contracts with private individuals, partnerships, firms, corporations, or suitable institutions; and
(4) grants to the commission.
(d) A state agency shall assist a commission in performing its functions.