TAYLOR — State Representative Erika Geiss (D-Taylor) is proud to highlight 10 grants that the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) announced earlier this year. The competitive grants totaled $3,203 in funding for five different programs in Romulus and Taylor.

Barth Elementary School and Robert J. West Middle School each received a $500 bus grant to help cover the transportation costs affiliated with field trips centered on the arts or cultural events.

“Students having the ability to interact with their curriculum outside of the classroom is an enriching and crucial part of the education process,” Geiss said.

The Romulus Public Library was awarded multiple grants totaling $560 to support touring arts, and the Taylor Community Library received $443. Romulus High School also received $1,200 for arts equipment and supplies.

“Resources for creative expression help ensure different voices and perspectives will be shared and heard. I am thrilled about the opportunities this funding brings to our community,” Geiss said.

The mission of the MCACA is to provide access to arts, cultural and educational projects and programs statewide. For more information about the MCACA, go to www.michiganbusiness.org/community/council-arts-cultural-affairs.