Current Travel and Mileage Reimbursement Rates

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October 7, 2013

TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:

SUBJECT:   Current Travel and Mileage Reimbursement Rates Applicable to State and Federal Grants from the Texas Education Agency

The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has changed the lodging reimbursement rates for in-state and out-of-state travel. Effective September 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013, the standard rates are up to $85 per night for lodging for in-state travel and up to $77 per night for out-of-state travel, unless a higher rate for the travel destination is specified.

The meal reimbursement rate of up to $46 per day remains unchanged, along with the automobile mileage reimbursement rate of 56.5 cents per mile.

The mileage, lodging, and meal reimbursement rates published by the comptroller apply to all grants funded by the Texas Education Agency for individuals on travel status.

For more detailed information regarding allowable travel expenses, consult the Texas State Comptroller’s website. Follow these steps to locate information on the comptroller’s site regarding per diem rates for lodging and meals for specific cities or counties:

  1. Select the “Finances & Economy” tab at the top of the home page.
  2. Scroll down to the “Fiscal Management” section, and select “State of Texas Travel Information.”
  3. In the “Resources” section, select the “Textravel” logo.
  4. Select either the Meals and Lodging or the Transportation tab.
  5. In the “Rates” section in the right column, select “Current Rates.”

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

Sincerely,

Cory Green, Chief Grants Administrator
Division of Grants Administration