FY 2019 Per Diem Rates for Montana


Lodging by month (excluding taxes) | October 2018 - September 2019

Cities not appearing below may be located within a county for which rates are listed. To determine what county a city is located in, visit the National Association of Counties (NACO) website (a non-federal website) .

Max lodging by month (excluding taxes.)
County  2018
Nov Dec 2019
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Big Sky / West YellowstoneGallatin$95$95$95$95$95$95$95$95$160$160$160$160
HelenaLewis and Clark$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101$101
Missoula / Polson / KalispellMissoula / Lake / Flathead$95$95$95$95$95$95$95$95$95$146$146$95
Standard RateApplies for all locations without specified rates$94$94$94$94$94$94$94$94$94$94$94$94

Meals & Incidentals (M&IE) Breakdown

Use this table to find the following information for federal employee travel:

M&IE Total - the full daily amount received for a single calendar day of travel when that day is neither the first nor last day of travel.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, incidentals - Separate amounts for meals and incidentals. M&IE Total = Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner + Incidentals. Sometimes meal amounts must be deducted from trip voucher. See More Information

First & last day of travel - amount received on the first and last day of travel and equals 75% of total M&IE.

Meals & Incidentals (M&IE) Breakdown
County  M&IE Total Continental
Lunch Dinner Incidental
First & Last
Day of Travel  
Big Sky / West YellowstoneGallatin$61$14$16$26$5$45.75
HelenaLewis and Clark$66$16$17$28$5$49.50
Missoula / Polson / KalispellMissoula / Lake / Flathead$61$14$16$26$5$45.75
Standard RateApplies for all locations without specified rates$55$13$14$23$5$41.25

Last Reviewed: 2021-08-09