WASHINGTON – Francis Energy Founder and CEO David Jankowsky recently joined other electric vehicle (EV) charging industry leaders in Washington as the Biden Administration opened applications for the first round of funding from the $2.5 billion Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) discretionary grant program intended to fund EV infrastructure across the country. This grant is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), which included the largest-ever U.S. investment in EV infrastructure. In addition to the CFI program, the BIL also included the $5 billion National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) formula program which will allow states to build out their EV charging networks.
“I was honored to join Secretary Buttigieg, Secretary Granholm, and other senior Administration officials to discuss the future of EV charging.” Jankowsky said. “Francis Energy remains committed to serving rural, Tribal, disadvantaged and underserved communities, which is exactly what we’ve done in Oklahoma.”
Jankowsky added, “For communities that would otherwise be overlooked, we view CFI grants as an opportunity for economic development and rural revitalization.”
Francis Energy is the Oklahoma-based owner and operator of the nation’s first statewide EV charging network, comprised of over 800 charging ports. They currently have stations operating or under construction in Missouri, New Mexico, Kansas, Arkansas, Alabama, and Ohio. Francis Energy is working with state and local governments to expand its charging network into 40 states.