Service Categories Explained

Funds awarded through the Afterschool Child Enrichment (ACE) program (RC 3310.70) may be used for the following secular or nonsecular programs and services:

  • Before- or after-school educational programs (view details) (May clarifications)
  • Day camps, including camps for academics, music, and arts (view details) (May clarification)
  • If the student has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, the purchase of curriculum and materials (view details)
  •  Educational, learning, or study skills services
  • Field trips to historical landmarks, museums, science centers, and theaters, including admission, exhibit, and program fees (view details)
  • Language classes
  • Instrument lessons
    • Instrument lessons provided in person or virtual by a credentialed provider. Instrument lessons should be one-on-one. 
  • Tutoring (view details)
    •  One-on-one tutoring in specific academic content areas in person or virtual by a credentialed instructor. 

Specific exclusions applied to ACE funds:

  • Life skills
  • International field trips (more)
  • Health
  • Holistic development
  • Social-emotional programs
  • Therapy services
  • Consulting services
  • Cosmetology
  • Counseling services
  • Childcare
    • Childcare, including the services of a nanny, are not allowable expenditures under ACE.
      • Invoices with childcareaftercaredaycare, etc. are not reimbursable (additional details)