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The Liberal government is announcing $20 million in funding for organizations to support what it calls "underserved" survivors of sexual violence. That includes programs targeting Indigenous, immigrant and LGBT populations, as well as seniors and disabled women and those living in remote and northern communities.

Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef will be making the announcement at 10:30 a.m. ET today at a sexual assault centre in Peterborough, Ont.

The money will give groups with scarce, or no, resources up to $30,000 to develop project proposals. If they are accepted, they could get funding for up to five years as part of the $20 million envelope.

The funding is part of the government’s national strategy to tackle gender-based violence, called "It’s Time," which will fund research, prevention and groups that support survivors.

It comes as the #MeToo movement gains momentum across North America and around the world.

The government will accept pitches for ideas for projects beginning today until March first.

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