Onye Ibeh has nearly ten years of experience working in local government organizations on disaster recovery initiatives. He worked extensively with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on various issues related to financial management, grants management, infrastructure coordination, matching on FEMA-funded programs, and Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) policy.
Onye is an infrastructure and finance lead and currently focuses on a $5 billion CDBG-DR effort, supporting the Texas General Land Office, to carry out economic revitalization programs and provide funding to coastal communities recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. He also assists several HUD grantees in drafting action plans, developing implementation plans, and certifying their financial processes related to the use of CDBG mitigation funding.
Previously, Onye was one of the founding members of the City of New York’s CDBG-DR team after Hurricane Sandy. He assisted in creating the City’s local match strategy and spearheading the process for properly accounting costs associated with the disaster.