The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on May 28, 2018, that Georgia has lost some federal funding because the Georgia sex offender registry does not substantially comply with the federal SORNA law.
Georgia receives anywhere from $4.9 million to $5.9 million each year through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. These funds are spent on a variety of law enforcement programs, not just sex offender issues. Ten (10%) percent of that funding has been at risk for a while because of Georgia's deviations from the federal law. The Georgia program is actually better than the federal system because it makes individual determinations of risk to re-offend. Although Georgia has been ruled deficient every year since 2012, the penalty for non-compliance has been delayed for a number of years.
It is worth noting that although the state is losing $490,000 to $590,000 because of this "deficiency," the cost to bring Georgia into compliance would be millions of dollars and would have continuing expenses each year thereafter also in the millions.
The decision to remain deficient makes sense both from an economic sense and from a policy standpoint.