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Benefits available to Faculty and Staff under

FSPD (Faculty Staff Program Development)
(Revised 08/2018)


For the purposes of this document, faculty/staff members are defined as full-time for at least 12 consecutive months with Hillsborough Community College.  Only full-time faculty and staff are eligible for FSPD funding.


Each faculty/staff member is eligible to apply for travel funds related to conferences and conventions which enhance their abilities in and knowledge of areas related to assigned college duties. These monies cover official room costs, meals, and related transportation costs (fares, parking, mileage, etc.). 


There are two (2) funding cycles per year in which applications for travel are requested and distributed. Cycle dates are available on the Ybor City Campus Website under Faculty/Staff Resources. 


Each faculty/staff member is eligible to apply for travel funds related to program development which is not related to a conference or convention. 


NOTE: The FSPD Committee will not approve full funding of more than $700.00 per request. For any request beyond $700.00, the requestor will need to inquire about funding from the Administrator or supervisor to pay the additional expense(s). 

Tax Exemption (In the State of Florida):

To help ensure lodging or rental car expenses are exempt from Florida taxes, submit a tax-exempt form.  The Corporate Travel Card can also be used to pay for your lodging.  A copy of the College’s Tax Exempt Certificate must be presented to the hotel at the time of payment.  This certificate is available from the Accounting Department.  Hotels outside the State of Florida generally do not accept the College’s exempt status and therefore charge tax. To obtain a copy of the HCC tax exempt form, for travel purposes, please click here.


Meal Rates

According to state statute, Chapter 112, F.S., Section 6, the meal rates are as follow:

  Breakfast:  $6.00--when travel begins before 6 a.m. and extends beyond 8 a.m.

  Lunch:       $11.00--when travel begins before 12 noon and extends beyond 2 p.m.

  Dinner:      $19.00--when travel begins before 6 p.m. and extends beyond 8 p.m. or when travel occurs

                                             during nighttime hours due to special assignment.

Per-Diem Reimbursement:

According to Florida State Statute, the per diem rates are as follow:


Chapter 112, F.S., Section 6:  Per-Diem rate is $80.00 a day for domestic travel.

Chapter 112, F.S., Section 3: Foreign travel can be reimbursed at the current rates as specified in the federal publication “Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians, Foreign Areas).” Access this information directly from the internet address below:

1)  http://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem.asp (Foreign Per Diem Rates) allows for a selection of rates by year and

2)  https://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=207&menu_id=75 (Section 925, Supplement to Standardized Regulations Government Civilians, Foreign Areas), shows detail  to the year/month selected from #1 above. 

3)  http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/100120 shows further breakdown to meals and incidentals selected from #2 above.




In-District Travel

The college will pay for gas mileage for in-district travel including the following counties: Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee,

and Polk counties.


NOTE: Lodging and meals will not be paid or reimbursed for in-district travel.


Out-of District Travel

The college can fund out of district travel expenses including registration, lodging, baggage, shuttle, taxi, parking, meals,

and transportation (rental car/bus, air fare, mileage, etc.).