New York Judiciary Law
1. Each town and village having a justice court may make an individual application for funds available pursuant to this article, or two or more such towns or villages, or towns and villages, may make a joint application for such funds. All applications shall be submitted to the chief administrator of the courts for his or her approval.
2. The chief administrator shall require that applications submitted for funding provide such information as he or she deems necessary, including at least the following:
(a) The amount of funding sought.
(b) A detailed description of the purpose or purposes to which the funding will be applied.
(c) A detailed description of the court or courts making the application, including information as to staffing, caseload, budget and facilities as well as general information about the community or communities served, where such general information would be pertinent to the purpose to which the funding will be applied.
3. In determining whether to approve an application, the chief administrator shall consider:
(a) Whether the applicant has complied with all rules and regulations governing the program and all pertinent provisions of this article;
(b) The likely impact of approving such application upon the court or courts to be affected thereby, upon the communities served, and upon the judiciary generally;
(c) The availability of other sources of funding to pay some or all of the costs for which the application seeks funding under the program;
(d) The number and content of all other applications for funding then available under the program;
(e) The extent of funding already received under the program by the applicant (or joint applicants) pursuant to past applications; and
(f) The magnitude of the funding appropriated for the purposes of this article.
4. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the chief administrator shall not approve any application for funding in excess of thirty thousand dollars unless such application is a joint application and the aggregate funding sought thereunder does not exceed an amount equaling the product of the number of joint applicants making such application and thirty thousand dollars.