Message: Fiscal Year Updates to Domestic Per Diem Rates (Posted October 6, 2010)

Stanford uses per diem rates recommended by the U.S. government to take advantage of governmental cost studies and to ensure general equity with grant and contract requirements. Domestic rates are updated each fiscal year, effective October 1st.

Action Required:

  • Please ensure that you are using the current domestic rates for any travel taking place on or after October 1, 2010.
  • To view current lodging and meal per diem rates, visit the Domestic Per Diem Rates page on the U.S. General Services Administration web site.

Note:  The daily per diem rate for Lodging in Santa Clara County (Sunnyvale / Palo Alto / San Jose) was reduced from $132 to $116. The daily per diem rate for Meals in Santa Clara County did not change.


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