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/
The federal funds used to operate this project are scheduled to expire later this year. As a result, all ACE funds must be used for allowable activities no later than July 1, 2024. (Dates of service must occur before July 1, 2024 with the exception of summer camp) All claims requesting payment or reimbursement must be submitted to Merit for processing no later than July 15, 2024. Any funds that are not expended by July 1, 2024 will no longer be available. Claims submitted after July 15, 2024 will not be approved.
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 the first three weeks of camp that take place before July 1, HOWEVER, if you pay up front by 7/1/24 for ANY CAMP DATES up to Sept 1, 2024, THEN you can use your ACE funds on up to all eight weeks of summer camp.
Families could split this, requesting an invoice for the first three weeks of camp and pay up front for the remaining weeks. AS long as all payment for last 5 weeks is received by us before 7/1/24. Your receipt must be before this date to get reimbursed by ACE.
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 email@example.com 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.