(b) The council shall meet not less than once each calendar quarter for the first year and at a frequency to be determined by the council thereafter, at a time determined by the council and at the call of the cochairs;
(c) An appropriate state agency shall be designated by the council as being responsible for administering the council. The designated agency shall provide, from its existing staff, the staff necessary to assist the council in carrying out its responsibilities. This agency shall have the authority to request and distribute federal funding for use by the council in carrying out its responsibilities;
(d) The council is subject to the administrative procedures act pursuant to chapter twenty-nine-a of this code.