Vermillion airport receives federal grant U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) has announced that Vermillion's Harold Davidson Field will receive a $227,519 federal grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for airport enhancements. "This funding will improve transportation conditions at Vermillion's Harold Davidson Field," Johnson said. "As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I support ongoing efforts to improve travel conditions in and around South Dakota to help provide our communities with continued economic development opportunities. A key part of my Hometown Prosperity Plan is investing in the public good, and this funding is a great example of that kind of investment." The funding will be used to rehabilitate the runway. This funding comes from the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) from fees collected from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund. In Fiscal Year 2009, this important program will distribute funds in South Dakota to enhance airport safety and performance while strengthening the economic development of our communities.