The General Services Administration (GSA) just announced new federal per diem reimbursement rates for fiscal year (FY) 2023. Per diem rates consist of a maximum lodging allowance component and a meals and incidental expenses (M&IE) component. Most of CONUS (the contiguous United States, excluding Hawaii and Alaska, representing approximately 2,600 counties) is covered by the standard per diem rate of $157 ($98 lodging, $59 M&IE). In FY 2023, there are 316 non-standard areas (NSAs) that have per diem rates higher than the standard rate.
FY 2023 Results
The standard CONUS lodging rate will increase from $96 to $98. All current NSAs will have lodging rates at or above FY 2022 rates. The M&IE per diem tiers for FY 2023 are unchanged at $59-$79, with the standard M&IE rate unchanged at $59.
There are no new NSA locations this year. Please note that the following locations that were NSAs (or part of an established NSA) in FY 2022 will move into the standard CONUS rate category in 2023:
• Cromwell/Old Saybrook, CT (Middlesex County)
• El Paso, TX (El Paso County)
• Rock Springs, WY (Sweetwater County)