Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

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January 27, 2017

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT: Travel and Mileage Reimbursement

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has published the travel and mileage reimbursement rates to be effective January 1, 2017, through August 31, 2017, as summarized below:

  • The automobile mileage reimbursement rate is 53.5 cents per mile.
  • The meal reimbursement rate for overnight travel is listed by city on the federal per diem rate map. If the city you are traveling to is not listed, use the daily rate for the county. If the county to which you are traveling is not listed, use the current maximum daily reimbursement rate of $51.
  • The meal reimbursement rate for non-overnight travel is up to $36.
  • Lodging reimbursement rates for in-state and out-of-state travel are listed on the federal per diem rate map. If the city you are traveling to is not listed, use the daily rate for the county. If the county to which you are traveling is not listed, use the applicable maximum daily reimbursement rate:
    • Up to $85 for in-state lodging
    • Up to $91 for out-of-state lodging  

The mileage, lodging, and meal reimbursement rates published by the comptroller apply to all grants that TEA administers for individuals on travel status.

See the attached guidelines for more travel information. If you have any further questions, please email grants@tea.texas.gov.

Sincerely,

 

Cory Green, Chief
Grants Administrator
Grants Compliance and Oversight Division