As a reminder, per diem rates for federal travelers are effective on a fiscal year cycle and thus new rates for many destinations, and for the standard reimbursement outside those locations, are effective October 1. While many individual lodging rates didn”t change the “meals and incidental expenses” portion will range from $51 to $74 a day rather than from $46 to $71. Also, the standard lodging rate for locations without their own rates is rising from $83 to $89.