How to claim your approved cost-share
Claims for approved, completed SARFIP projects must be received by the OSCIA Guelph Office no later than Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Steps to claiming SARFIP cost-share
1 Complete your approved SARFIP project
2 Complete a SARFIP Claim Form for the costs you incurred for your project
- Include copies of invoices/receipts for all items purchased
- Include proof of payment for all items purchased
- Complete the In-Kind Claim Declaration Form if you are claiming any in-kind labour or equipment use
3 Submit your complete SARFIP Claim Form and In-Kind Claim Declaration Form (if applicable) with invoices and proof payment to the OSCIA Guelph Office no later than December 15, 2016
4 Receive your cost-share cheque by mail and enjoy the feeling of having contributed to the conservation of SAR in Ontario!
Claims can be submitted by:
Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association
1 Stone Road West
Guelph, ON N1G 4Y2
Acceptable Proof of Payment
The following are accepted methods for proof of payment:
Credit card statements
Printed statements originating from banking institutions
A dated invoice with the full signature of the vendor alongside his/her printed name and a notation that states “paid in full”
An invoice showing a ‘zero’ balance, indicating the subtotal has been paid
A copy of both sides of the cleared cheque (the mini-cheque record of payment verification provided by many banking institutions is ideal)
SARFIP cost-share can be claimed in one of 2 ways:
- If your farm business is an incorporated business, claim cost-share in the incorporated business name, using your CRA business number (RC number)
- If your farm business is not an incorporated business, claim cost-share in your name (as sole proprietor), using your CRA Social Insurance Number
Note: You cannot claim cost-share as a partnership, for example as “Jack and Jill Hill”. Instead, you need to choose one partner to receive the cost-share and AGR1 OR use the incorporated business name if the farm is incorporated (e.g. Hill Farms Inc.)
You do not need to submit proof of payment for in-kind contributions. To claim in-kind contributions, complete the In-Kind Claim Declaration Form.
Have a SARFIP question?
Call Brad Carberry at
Field Support for OSCIA
Brad grew up on a farm outside of Brampton and has been running his own cash crop operation (previously sheep) outside of Guelph for a number of years. He’d be happy to answer any questions you have about SARFIP.
You can also contact the OSCIA Provincial Office by email at SARFIP@ontariosoilcrop.org.