AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Kennebec Valley Community College and the Good Will-Hinckley School got a big financial boost Monday from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
The foundation is giving the schools $10.85 million to help with operational costs now that Good Will-Hinckley has sold 600 acres of land and 13 buildings to KVCC.
The community college will use the space to almost double its enrollment, create new dormitories, and start a new associates degree program in agriculture. The land includes a 300-acre organic farm.
Good Will-Hinckley will become more financially stable. It recently started the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences, an alternative high school focused on the outdoors. Good Will-Hinckley hopes to become maine's first charter school.
The legislature also helped make this sale happen, committing to $750,000 a year to support operating costs at the new KVCC campus -- and $530,000 a year for Good Will-Hinckley's residential program.