GSA Releases FY 2024 Per Diem Rates
The federal General Services Agency (GSA) announced new federal lodging per diem rates for Fiscal Year 2024
(FY 2024) for cities across the nation, with the FY 2024 rates effective October 1, 2023.
Setting the FY 2024 per diem rates was particularly challenging for the GSA given the volatility in consumer prices and the travel sector’s rebound from the pandemic. With THLA’s support, AHLA worked with GSA to ensure per diem rates increased in FY 2024 to reflect the overall increase in average daily rate over the past 12 months.
Typically, GSA calculates per diems based on the average daily rate (ADR) from the previous fiscal year, less five percent.
As a result, in Texas, statewide per diem rates in the CONUS area (non-standard areas) increased $9 to $107 per night for lodging for FY 2024.
Additionally, several Texas metro areas saw significant per diem rate increases for FY 2024. Overall, federal per diem rates in Texas increased by over 10% when comparing FY 2023 to FY 2024.
See the THLA chart of FY 2024 per diem rates for selected areas for a full comparison between FY 2023 and FY 2024:
Additionally, you may visit the GSA’s webpage here (select “FY 2024” in the Fiscal Year drop-down menu).
$9 increase of the Federal CONUS Per Diem Rate
The “CONUS” rate is the default federal per diem rate for geographic areas that do not have a specific federal per diem rate set for that locale. We are pleased to report that the federal CONUS per diem rate for lodging increased by $9 to $107 per night for FY 2024 for federal government travelers. The federal daily per diem rate for meals and incidental expenses will remain the same at $59, with larger metros generally having a M&IE reate of $64 per day.
State Government Travel
For Texas state government travel or Texas local government travel:
State and local government travel mirror the federal per diem rates. This remains unchanged for FY 2024. Follow the federal per diem rates (standard federal $107 CONUS and selected metro area rates).