The Department of Homeland Security announced yesterday
that it’s giving $100 million of stimulus funds to the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program
— an organization that supplements emergency social service groups. It seems like a pretty legitimate use of the funds: The homeless setting up tent cities in California sure could use emergency housing, and food banks have fielded increasing demand for months. But the EFSP, a grant program overseen by FEMA, is just a little bit short-staffed, according to a recent report
by DHS’s Inspector General.