(Decatur, IL) -- State Representative Sue Scherer is encouraging folks who need help keeping their homes safe and warm this winter to apply for assistance. Applications are now being accepted for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP. Any household of four that brings in less than 29-hundred-94-dollars a month is eligible. Proof of income will be needed in addition to your most recent energy bills and identifying information for each resident of the household. Contact the Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation for an appointment to apply.