Travel Rates

Plane ticket reimbursed in full (distance to be traveled must be greater 250 miles) and/or rental car reimbursed in full. If you drive your own car, mileage is reimbursed at the IRS rate, which currently is 54 cents per mile.

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Lodging Rates

We always encourage people going out of town to stay with other F3 men (when it is offered), as this cuts down on costs and builds 2nd F. If you stay in a hotel, we will reimburse reasonable lodging expenses and ask that you stay at a Hampton Inn-level hotel and aim not to spend more than a room rate (before taxes) of $100-$150 a night (exceptions will be made in the largest cities).

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Food and Meals Per Diem

Per Diem is set at $50/day. Additional reimbursable expenses (within reason) include buying coffee/breakfast for the pax post-workout, picking up a bar tab at a 2nd F event, sending copies of Freed to Lead to new pax or a local leader for distribution, production of F3 t-shirts for the new site, etc. These will be approved at the discretion of the #Plant or #Grow Q.

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Men who travel DR at the direction of the Q of #Grow (Mini Me) or a Leap #Plant Q to lead a workout and teach a #Plant or #Grow session are to be paid at least $350 for each trip. These personnel are selected by the #Leap or #Grow Q and agree to undergo training on how to lead and teach #PlantSchool or #GrowSchool. We encourage you to accept this payment; if you choose to forego it, it will be left in the TIP account to fund future #Plant and #Grow efforts.

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Reimbursement will cover staffing of one pax member per DR trip. If a second member of the pax tags along, the two pax are welcome to split the reimbursement and payment, but that is up to them. TIP covers only one person, except in cases when OBT and Dredd are sent as a team.

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Getting Paid

You must use the form on this page to submit your request for reimbursement and payment. It will be submitted to the Leap Q or Grow Q for their approval, then to F3’s bookkeeper for his approval, then to OBT for payment via PayPal. Payments will be made in two monthly batches; once at mid-month and again at the end of the month.

ALL REIMBURSEMENT AND PAYMENT REQUESTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY SCANS OR PHOTOS OF ALL RECEIPTS. We recommend downloading an app like CamScanner or similar to photograph receipts and then send them to yourself or a Dropbox-type folder for safekeeping until you are ready to submit. No receipts, no reimbursement.

(If you are buying a plane ticket in advance of a trip, you may put in for reimbursement of that expense separate from the actual trip expenses. Otherwise, please preserve the goodwill of you volunteer support team by submitting all trip expenses in a single batch!)

F3 will handle payment and provision of Freed to Lead books and F3 t-shirts (if those are being produced); F3 can also pay for big-expense items like plane tickets in advance so you don’t have to carry them on a personal credit card. Contact the Q of Grow (Mini Me) or your Leap Plant Q for more information on that.

Sample Leap Spending, San Francisco

  • $400 plane ticket
  • 2 nights of San Mateo hotel at $180 per ($360)
  • 3 days of per diem ($150)
  • $100 additional costs
  • $350 payment
  • Reimbursable costs of $1,360 per trip

Sample Grow Spending, Raleigh leads #GrowSchool in Richmond

  • 350 miles r/t at .54/mile = $189
  • 1 night hotel in Richmond at $120
  • 2 days of per diem ($100)
  • $45 additional costs
  • $350 payment
  • Reimbursable costs of $804

Expense Form

Expectation is that you received approval prior to filling out the form below.

PLEASE NOTE: No special characters are allowed in receipt name uploads. For example, if you upload “LEAP Trip (AP).pdf” (no quotes) that file will fail. If you change it to “LEAP Trip AP.pdf”, however, that will work.