Healthy Schools: Environmental Factors, Children’s Health and Performance, and Sustainable Building Practice Grants – This program will support research that will inform school (K-12 educational facilities) building design, construction, and operation practices in order to foster safe and healthy school environments and maximize student achievement and teacher and staff effectiveness. Specifically, the goal is to understand the relationship between environmental factors defined broadly and the health, safety and performance of students, teachers and staff. In addition to health-related concerns, the school environment may similarly impact the performance of students, teachers and staff, including lowering student achievement outcomes, and reducing teacher effectiveness. Eligibility: Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, state and local governments, Indian Tribal Governments. Due Date: October 08, 2013.