State Meals Per Diem

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The state has established a state meal per diem for both in-state and out-of-state meals in lieu of the federal CONUS rates. State agencies have the option of paying a lesser meal per diem or reimbursing actual meal expenses not to exceed the state meal per diem. Before incurring meal expenses, employees should consult with their agency fiscal staff concerning the agency’s specific policy.

The state meal per diem rates are noted below.

The following table shows per diem rates for instate travel effective July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2014

Destination Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Columbia 5 9 16
Jefferson City 5 9 16
Kansas City 7 11 22
Springfield 5 9 16
St. Louis 9 14 27
Other 5 9 16

Kansas City includes Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. St. Louis includes St. Louis City and St. Louis and St. Charles counties.
The rates for St. Louis apply to Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Warren, and Washington counties.

For outstate travel, derive the rate for each meal using the destination meal rate:

Meal Rate Breakfast Lunch Dinner
30 5 9 16
35 6 10 19
40 7 11 22
45 8 13 24
50 9 14 27
55 10 16 29
62 13 18 31
83 19 26 38

Out of State Per Diem Rates