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State Funds

Meals  

Travelers using State funds are limited up to the federal travel rates indicated for the travel destination (see U.S. General Services Administration website at https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates ). Itemized receipts are required for lodging expenses

Lodging  

State-contracted hotels. Travelers making lodging arrangements must verify that a state-contracted hotel is used.  A list of contracted hotels is available at: hotelengine.com . Also, travelers must ensure that they are within the maximum lodging reimbursement rates listed on the U.S. General Service Administration website. 

Hotel Engine. Travelers can also verify state-contracted hotels and/or state-contracted hotel room rates via Hotel Engine. If travelers don’t have access to the website, please email AP Travel at aptravel@uh.edu for assistance.

The Travel Exemption Certification Form will be required if a non-contracted hotel room is used. 

Sources: MAPP 04.02.01A; MAPP 04.02.01B; GSA Per Diem Rates; Sec. 660.006. TRAVEL OF PROSPECTIVE STATE EMPLOYEES; FAQs for Travel Outside the U.S.; Domestic Travel FAQs; TexTravel/GSA - Federal Management Regulation; Texas Government Code, Section 660.113; Federal Travel Regulation (GSA - General Services Administration).