21st Century Grants Benefit Cortez, Mancos Schools

School Community Youth Collaborative, a nonprofit striving to provide development opportunities for local youths, was granted two 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants that began disbursing monthly funds July 1.

The grants will fund programs at Mancos RE-6 and Montezuma-Cortez Middle School.

Montezuma-Cortez High School and Southwest Open High School have both received the grants in the past. The stipends are federally funded and are disbursed by state education departments.