How to set up your organization's banking information for receiving direct payment from the Ohio ACE program account funds

It’s time to set your organization up to receive payments via ACH transfer, so families enrolled in the Ohio ACE program can directly reimburse you for your services using their grant dollars!

What is an ACH transfer?

An ACH transfer is the electronic movement of money between banks through the Automated Clearing House network. In the Ohio ACE program, ACH transfers take place between a family’s Ohio ACE savings account and your organization’s financial institution allowing money to be securely transferred.

Why set this up?

  • Get paid faster! Families with an Ohio ACE account can submit invoices they’ve received from your organization through the Ohio ACE app. Once approved, the money will be deposited directly to the account you designated for your organization in the ACH setup process.
  • More potential customers! The convenience for families to reimburse your organization directly through the Ohio ACE app may increase the number of families who choose to spend their grant money at your location.

Your organization’s administrator in Merit can get started with Dwolla's simple process here.


Please note: Not setting your organization up for this feature does not keep families from being able to use your services. If your business does not issue invoices and requires payment at time of service, parents can submit receipts for their own personal reimbursement as an alternative.

If you have any questions, please reach out to, or call (567) 267-7700.