29-year old Garfield Good Face is accused of killing his 2-month old son.
Organizations that provide essential governmental services in seven SD counties are eligible for assistance.
The reductions are part of federal spending cuts.
The school board voted 6-1 Monday night to reject the request.
The memorial is scheduled for Friday at USD.
Corn Palace Director Mark Schilling says tickets are still available.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held earlier this month.
The sequester cuts have affected organizations, building plans, and airmen.
The lions had confronted dogs and killed deer on city streets in the southwestern South Dakota town.
The challenge promotes students’ reading levels rather than number of books read.