25 USC 1616c - Tribal recruitment and retention program

(a) Projects funded on competitive basis 
The Secretary, acting through the Service, shall fund, on a competitive basis, projects to enable Indian tribes and tribal and Indian organizations to recruit, place, and retain health professionals to meet the staffing needs of Indian health programs (as defined in section 1616a (a)(2) of this title).
(b) Eligibility 

(1) Any Indian tribe or tribal or Indian organization may submit an application for funding of a project pursuant to this section.
(2) Indian tribes and tribal and Indian organizations under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination Act [25 U.S.C. 450f et seq.] shall be given an equal opportunity with programs that are administered directly by the Service to compete for, and receive, grants under subsection (a) of this section for such projects.