October 9, 2013
TO THE ADMINISTRATOR ADDRESSED:
SUBJECT: Current Travel and Mileage Reimbursement Rates Applicable to State and
Federal Grants from the Texas Education Agency
This is an update to the travel letter published on October 7, 2013.
As of September 30, 2013, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts has changed the
lodging reimbursement rate for out-of-state travel. Effective September 30, 2013, the
standard rate is up to $83 per night for lodging for out-of-state travel, unless a
higher rate for the travel destination is specified.
The lodging reimbursement rate of up to $85 a night for in-state travel remains
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
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:
- Select the “Finances &
Economy” tab at the top of the home page.
- Scroll down to the “Fiscal
Management” section, and select “State of Texas Travel
- In the “Resources”
section, select the “Textravel” logo.
- Select either the Meals and
Lodging or the Transportation tab.
- In the “Rates” section in the right column, select “Current
See the attached
guidelines for more travel information. If you have any further questions, please
email the Division of Grants Administration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cory Green, Chief Grants Administrator
Division of Grants Administration