ACE Information

Common Ground is a service provider for the Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) program.

Important update: Deadline to Use Funds

For more information visit: https://www.aceohio.org/

Update!

Families who have been awarded funds from the Afterschool Child Enrichment Education Savings Account program (ACE) have more time to spend their money. The deadline for families to spend funds was previously July 1, 2024 and has now been extended to September 1, 2025.

Please note, the ACE program is fully subscribed, and no more accounts may be awarded. The extension applies to families with existing accounts only.

What is it?

The Ohio Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) Educational Savings Account program provides qualifying families with a $1,000 credit per child. These funds can be used to pay for a variety of educational activities designed to help accelerate learning for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Families can qualify for up to $1,000 for each child if they meet one of the following criteria.

How to use your ACE Funds for programs at Common Ground.

For Spring Break and Summer Camps

Once approved for ACE Funding you can either register for our summer camps, pay upfront and then be reimbursed from your ACE account or you can send an email to cground@commongroundcenter with the subject line “Request Camp ACE Invoice” with the following information in the body of the email. We will use this information to produce an invoice that you will submit to ACE through their respective accounts. Once we get a confirmation of approval from ACE we will contact you with a code to register.

  • Child Name(s)
  • Parent/Guardian Name(s)
  • Address of both parent and child
  • Parent/Guardian phone number.
  • Date of birth for the child(ren) attending camp
  • Camp weeks/dates you wish to attend.
  • Bus transportation needed?

Regarding Summer Camp
We can invoice for camp up to 30 day before the first day of the week you are registering for.

For Canopy Tour, Tree Climbing and all other Common Ground programs.

Tours must take place before July 1 to qualify.

You can pay upfront for the program and submit your receipt to ACE to be reimbursed or

You can call 440-965-5551 or email cground@commongroundcenter.org with the following information:

• Parent & student(s) names as they appear in your ACE account
• Activity you are requesting (Zipline Canopy Tour, Tree Climbing, Teambuilding Adventure, Life School (group based).
• Date(s) you hope to book.

We will use this information to produce an invoice that you will submit to ACE through their respective accounts.

Once we get a confirmation of approval from ACE we will contact you with a code to book.