The following tables show the breakdown of breakfast, lunch, and dinner components of CONUS meal and incidentals rates while in travel status. M&IE is based upon where travelers are lodged. Travelers must be lodged overnight to claim.
The M&IE rates differ by travel location. For FY2016, view the per diem rate for your primary destination to determine which M&IE rates apply.
As of October 1, 2015
M&IE highlights include:
Per Diems are effective from October 1 through September 30 of each year. Be sure to choose the correct year when looking up per diem rates. For example, October 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016 is considered Fiscal Year 2016.
M&IE rates for destinations outside the Continental United States (OCONUS), such as Alaska, Hawaii, and U.S. territories, are located on the OCONUS M&IE website. Applicable rates are calculated by adding the "Local Meals" and "Local Incidentals" columns.
Travelers may use the entire M&IE rate per day. Because incidentals are included in the per diems, miscellaneous tips are not reimbursed. Examples of incidentals include fees and tips given to baggage carriers, bellhops, and hotel maids; transportation to places where meals are taken; and laundry and dry cleaning necessary while in travel status.